Ryder Hesjedal's huge win up the cat 1, Alto de Velefique climb has produce another unexpected reward!
Officials have announced that Hesjedal will be the first to have his name on a special plaque as recognition for his victory. Just like the famous Alpe d'Huez with each stage winner placed on the 21 switchbacks, this is added glory.
He's the first Canadian to win a stage at the Vuelta, a record. And to be named on the first plaque is truly fantastic.
Kudos go to the Spanish officials for this but the great honour goes to Ryder Hesjedal!
The sinewy Alto de Velefique...
history in the making!