Canadian cyclist Ryder Hesjedal is recovering from a respiratory tract infection that forced him to pull out of the Giro d'Italia. Hesjedal's Garmin-Sharp team revealed Tuesday that the Victoria native developed an upper respiratory tract infection during the race, which he won in 2012. Full Story.(Photo: The Canadian Press)
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Vincenzo Nibali won the individual mountain time trial in the 18th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Thursday to extend his overall lead. The Italian finished in 44 minutes, 29 seconds long the 20.6-kilometre (12.8-mile) uphill route from Mori to Polsa to win his first stage victory in this year's race. Full Story.
Benat Intxausti of Spain won the 16th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Tuesday, and favourite Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall lead as the race entered the final week.Intxausti won in a time of 5 hours, 52 minutes, 48 seconds, along the hilly 238 kilometres (148 miles) from Valloire, France, to Ivrea beating Tanel Kangert and Przemyslaw Niemiec in a final sprint. Full Story.