Ryder Hesjedal showing his heart (monitor) after Stage 15 of the 2014 Giro d'Italia on Sunday

Ryder ready for sharp ascent

Ryder Hesjedal took a well deserved break during the rest day on Monday from his hunt for a top-10 placing at the Giro d'Italia.

Ryder Hesjedal took a well deserved break during the rest day on Monday from his hunt for a top-10 placing at the Giro d’Italia.

The grand tour resumes on Tuesday, a hilly, high climbing 139-kilometre stretch from Ponte di Legno to Val Martello.

Hesjedal goes into the stage 11th overall in the general classification, six minutes and 44 seconds back of Rigoberto Uran in the Maglia Rosa.

It’s Hesjedal’s best campaign in a grand tour since winning the 2012 Giro, though the crash he suffered with his Garmin Sharp teammates in the Team Time Trial of Stage 1 will likely cost him a shot at the pink jersey.

Just Posted

Saanich brings Uptown-Douglas Corridor draft plan to the public

Feedback from residents will help finalize the plan

Some 5,000 residents on the Saanich Peninsula have signed up for alert system

Sidney hosts Peninsula Emergency Preparedness Exhibition Friday

Greater Victoria could see a months worth of rain within a week this fall

Weather Network predicts wet, warm fall season for B.C.

Defense says burden of proof not met in double murder case against Oak Bay father

Closing statements begin in trial for man accused of killing daughters Christmas 2017

B.C. population on pace to fall behind Alberta

Provincial population could reach almost seven million in 2043, but Alberta is growing faster

‘It’s almost surreal’: B.C. fire chief, sidekick Sammy recap rescue mission in Bahamas

Chief Larry Watkinson and Sam the disaster dog spent 8 days assisting a search and rescue team

Crime Stoppers most wanted for Greater Victoria for the week of September 17

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

POLL: Should the province step in to upgrade the road to Bamfield?

The death of two University of Victoria students on a bus bound… Continue reading

Woman held at gunpoint during carjacking in UBC parkade

University RCMP say the vehicle is still missing, and two suspects are at large

VIDEO: Angry B.C. cyclist starts shaming dangerous drivers online

‘You motorists deserve all your costs and misery’

‘Time to take action:’ Children advocates call for national youth suicide strategy

Council wants Ottawa to make reporting of suicides and attempted suicides mandatory for data collection

Canadian inflation decelerates to 1.9% as gas prices weaken

August was the sixth straight month that price growth was 1.9 per cent or higher

Man who crushed Nanaimo RCMP cars with stolen truck gets more jail time

Majore Jackson, 34, sentenced to two more years in jail in provincial court in Nanaimo

B.C. dog breeder banned again after 46 dogs seized

The SPCA seized the animals from Terry Baker, 66, in February 2018

Most Read