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Hesjedal poised to defend Giro title

Updated: May 2, 2013, 4:38 PM ET
By Staff Report | VeloNews.com

NAPLES, Italy (VN)  Defending Giro d'Italia champion Ryder Hesjedal has arrived in Naples, Italy, this week surrounded by a strong, purpose-built Garmin-Sharp team that is bent on delivering the Canadian to Breschia in pink in three weeks' time.

"Winning the Giro d'Italia in 2012 was a dream come true and it will be a true honor to pin on the No. 1 bib on Saturday," Hesjedal said in a team press release. "My season has been built around the Giro again this year with the goal ...

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