Ryder knows the way to San Jose.
Ryder Hesjedal is in good form after his attack on the hilly stage 4 of the Tour of California.
Garmin-Cervelo showed fine presence with good placings. Hesjedal finished in seventh and placed the same on GC. Unfortunately, he was up against a stronger wiry veteran Chris Horner who took the stage win at 39 years old. Horner is the new golden leader jersey holder.
Hesjedal looks confident working hard with his strong Garmin-Cervelo squad to finish with five teammates in the top 12. I understand that he will be part of the team to go to the Tour of Suisse, testing his mountain legs is good practice. His attack won him the Most Courageous Rider award.
Steve Bauer's Spidertech squad is equally aggressive & impressive, Pat McCarty took the maximum points to grab the KOM red jersey. He's the top Spider sitting nicely in 14th overall.