Ryder Hesjedal’s transfer from Cannondale-Garmin to Trek Factory Racing in 2016 marks the end of an era to some degree. He spent eight years with Jonathan Vaughters’ Garmin program and is the last of the original crew to leave the team.
Since his start on the team in 2008, the core of that group was largely viewed as including Christian Vande Velde, Dave Zabriskie, David Millar, Danny Pate, Tyler Farrar, Dan Martin and Tom Danielson. “It’s been an incredible eight years,” Hesjedal told Cyclingnews. “I definitely came into by best as a cyclist on this team and we really had a great group.”
Trek Factory Racing attracted Hesjedal with a lead role at the Giro d’Italia next May. It’s a GrandTour he won in 2012 and would like to go back to try his hand at winning it again. He join’s Trek’s fleet of climbers including Bauke Mollema, Julian Arredondo and Peter Stetina, who joined the team from BMC Racing.
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