MILAN (AP) — Ryder Hesjedal became the first Canadian to win the Giro d’Italia, overtaking Spain’s Joaquin Rodriguez in Sunday’s final time trial in Milan.
Hesjedal started the 21st stage 31 seconds behind Rodriguez, but completed the 17.5-mile individual time trial in 34 minutes, 15 seconds. Overall, Hesjedal beat Rodriguez by 16 seconds and had a total race time of 91 hours, 39 minutes, 2 seconds.
Thomas De Gendt of Britain finished third overall, 1:39 behind Hesjedal. Defending champion Michele Scarponi of Italy was fourth.
Marco Pinotti of Italy won the stage in 33:06.The final stage was shortened by about a mile because of road work.