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Ryder Hesjedal Going Strong In Germany

August 22, 2005 – MTB’er turned roadie Ryder Hesjedal (Discovery Channel) is back at it again at the Tour of Germany, after a short racing break – and is going strong. The lanky British Columbian has been hanging tough with the big boys. Gerolsteiner’s Levin Leipheimer leads the 9-stage race after today’s final TT over T-Mobile’s Jan Ullrich, who took the race against the clock. Hesjedal took a solid 25th today, 2.35 mins behind the German.

Overall After 8 Stages:

1 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Gerolsteiner 33.31.28
2 Jan Ullrich (Ger) T-Mobile 0.31
3 Georg Totschnig (Aut) Gerolsteiner 1.23
4 Jörg Jaksche (Ger) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team 1.29
5 Cadel Evans (Aus) Davitamon – Lotto 1.53
6 Tadej Valjavec (Slo) Phonak Hearing Systems 3.53
7 Fabian Jeker (Swi) Saunier Duval – Prodir 4.26
8 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Fassa Bortolo 5.07
9 Saul Raisin (USA) Crédit Agricole 6.03
10 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Quickstep 6.30

19 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Discovery Channel 12.47

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