May 27, 2012 13:05 ET

Cervelo Wins 2012 Giro d'Italia Under Ryder Hesjedal of Team Garmin-Barracuda

Hesjedal Becomes First Canadian to Win a Grand Tour, Riding the Cervelo P5 and R5ca to Victory

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 27, 2012) -

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Cervélo has made history again helping Team Garmin-Barracuda's Ryder Hesjedal become the first Canadian to win a Grand Tour with his victory in the Giro d'Italia.

Putting in a superior performance in the final time trial on a new Cervélo P5, the most advanced and most aerodynamic time trial bike, and stellar rides in the Dolomites and Alps, aboard the legendary Cervélo R5ca, (tested by Tour Magazine to be 104g lighter than anything else and 32% stiffer), Hesjedal finished the 21-day race 16 seconds ahead of second place.

"We are enormously proud of Ryder Hesjedal and all of Team Garmin-Barracuda," said Phil White, CEO and co-founder of Cervélo. "As a Canadian company obviously we are honored to play a role in the first ever Grand Tour victory by a Canadian. Cervélo is all about building better bikes and having an athlete like Ryder and a team like Team Garmin-Barracuda race them to the GC win in an epic Giro is enormously rewarding."

Hesjedal's journey to the victory began with a solid performance in the opening prologue, where he finished ahead of the other GC contenders aboard his Cervélo P5, which he rode again in the Team Time Trial, a stage Team Garmin -Barracuda won. When the race hit the high mountains of the Alps and Dolomites, Hesjedal turned to the Cervélo R5ca. On the final stage of the race a time trial in Milan, Hesjedal once again rode the Cervélo P5, finishing an amazing 47 seconds ahead of his closest GC rival to claim the winner's maglia rosa.

To learn more about the Cervélo P5 visit, www.p5simplyfaster.com.

To learn more about the R5ca, visit www.cervelo.com/en_us/bikes/2012/R5ca/.

About Cervélo

Phil White and Gérard Vroomen founded Cervélo in 1995 when their design for a new time trial bicycle failed to garner interest from traditional bicycle manufacturers. Today, Cervélo is the largest triathlon bike manufacturer in the world and partner with the world's most established and successful triathlon team, Team TBB and one of the world's top pro road cycling teams, Team Garmin-Barracuda. Cervélo is recognized internationally as one of the most innovative and fastest growing bike manufacturers. Readers of VeloNews, CycleSport, Inside Triathlon and Slowtwitch (all publications for serious cyclists and triathletes) all voted Cervélo as the #1 brand they intend to purchase in 2011. For further information visit www.cervelo.com.

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