Canadian veteran Ryder Hesjedal to miss out on 103rd Tour de France

TORONTO — Canadian Ryder Hesjedal will not take part in this year's Tour de France.

The 35-year-old from Victoria, winner of the 2012 Giro D'Italia, was not included on the nine-man Trek-Segafredo team announced Monday.

A team spokesman told The Canadian Press by email that the team directors "decided these nine riders were the best possible selection to reach our team goals for this year's TDF."

Hesjedal tweeted a photo of him sitting on a beach under a palapa, saying "Recovery time!

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