Meet the 7 American and Canadian Riders in the 2018 Giro
4 Americans and 3 Canadians racing for 5 different teams will race the 2018 Giro (May 4 to May 27). Ambitions are real this year with Woods appearing to have found his 2017 legs again and Chad Haga attempting to repeat last year’s overall win with his team.
Both a Canadian and an American cyclist have won the Giro in the past. American Andy Hampsten won it in 1988 with a memorable ride through a blizzard over the Gavia Pass. Canadian Ryder Hesjedal took the pink jersey in 2012 by 16 seconds with help from American teammates Peter Stetina, Tyler Farrar, and Christian Vande Velde.
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One of the more experienced team members - this is Chad's 4th Giro - he will be attempting to repeat his deep effort of 2017 which saw team leader Tom Dumoulin take the overall win.
With this year's Grande Partenza local team, Guillaume will be working to setup sprinter Kristian Sbaragli for a win and bring the team's 2 Israeli riders all the way to Rome. His 1st Giro.
With his 41st birthday on stage 5 day, Svein has suggested this may be his last GT. In the meanwhile he will be the team road captain organizing support for Esteban Chaves and Simon Yates.
The 29 year-old will ride his first Giro. His role will be to help South African Louis Meintjes in his goal of a stage win and good GC result.
Fresh from a spectacular 2nd-place finish in Liège-Bastogne-Liège Mike “Rusty” Woods and with a full team supporting him has a declared stage-win goal.
3rd participation in the Giro. Showed us what he how strongly he can ride on the recent Tour de Romandie. His role: help Woods in every way possible.