Statement from the Canadian Olympic Committee regarding Ryder Hesjedal's Giro d'Italia Victory

TORONTO – Today, the Canadian Olympic Committee issued the following statement on Ryder Hesjedal’s historic win at the Giro d’Italia cycling race. The 2008 Olympian’s win is the first Grand Tour victory for a Canadian cyclist.

« Congratulations to Ryder on this momentous achievement. This is another example of a Canadian athlete giving his everything and achieving unprecedented success against the world’s best competition. He has made his country proud and we celebrate this magnificent performance. »
-Marcel Aubut, President, Canadian Olympic Committee