Ryder Hesjedal is in 10th overall and looking to secure a top ten finish. But before that, the last Pyrenean stage finishing on top of the Col du Tourmalet (2115 meters) will have to be dealt with.
I for one like many Canadian fans have embraced him as the 'weight of the nation' giving him support at this years Tour. He takes his popularity all in his laid back approach and let's his legs do the talking. Garmin believes in him too, renewing his contract to 2013.
Can he finish in the top ten? I believe he can. He's shown consistency to do it. Hesjedal would move into elite territory beside fellow Canadian, Steve Bauer (4th in 1988, 10th in 1985).