Interview: You have a couple of options on your last day at a Grand Tour. You can sleep late, get to the airport early and do some duty free shopping, or...you can drive 100 miles plus each way, to interview a man who has worn the maglia rosa twice in this race - Ryder Hesjedal.
Garmin’s Monday was disastrous, but yesterday, whilst they didn’t win the stage – fourth place is what the record book says - they won a lot of hearts and crucial TV time, thanks to an epic from their big Canadian ‘rouleur,’ Ryder Hesjedal. Tired or not, he still had time for a few words with PEZ after his ride.
I was just thinking; ‘I’ll need to SMS Ryder and tell him that our interview is up on the site,’ when I received an SMS myself, from Dave; ‘Hesjedal and Garcia are up the road,’ wow! I thought to myself. Then another; ‘your man has won!’
Here at PEZ, we love the team time trial; it encompasses the very best aspects of professional bike riding; spectacle, colour, speed, skill, selflessness and the ‘techie-est’ of bicycles. After Garmin’s heroics on stage 4 we thought we should talk to one of Garmin’s ‘fab five’ who were second only to the mighty Astana.