VANCOUVER -- Canadian cyclist Ryder Hesjedal is recovering from a respiratory tract infection that forced him to pull out of the Giro dItalia. Hesjedals Garmin-Sharp team revealed Tuesday that the Victoria native developed an upper respiratory tract infection during the race, which he won in 2012. He has returned to his home in Girona, Spain since pulling out on Friday. The team said Hesjedal entered the race in very good physical form, but was still vulnerable to illness. His effort in the Stage-8 time trial, combined with further efforts in rainy and cold conditions, stressed his immune system and made him susceptible to contracting the infection. He completed the ninth and 10th stages, but his suffering continued and he pulled out before the 11th stage. At the time, he sat in 38th place overall, more than 32 minutes behind the leader. The team said it was virtually impossible for him to continue competing, because the condition would have worsened. "It appears that Ryder had been exposed to the virus affecting many in the peloton during the first week of racing," said team physician Phil Stawski in a news release. "Secondary to his outstanding form and conditioning, the more typical symptoms did not manifest until later. However, the effect on his body and performance was already occurring. "His effort during the (time trial) and in the cold and wet conditions continued to impact his bodys ability to fight the infection, and he ultimately succumbed. The only option to prevent the worsening of his condition was to stop racing and allow him to recover." Hesjedal is expected to be able to resume training in about a week. He plans to compete in Switzerlands Tour de Suisse, to be held June 8-16. "Its hard to watch the Giro from home and not be there with my team. ... (But) The teams been great with helping me," said Hesjedal in the news release. "I appreciate all the support. I look forward to getting back on the road and racing again at Suisse, and will take it day by day from there." Jonathan Vaughters, the Garmin-Sharp teams CEO, said the crew is looking forward to getting Hesjedal recovered, healthy and back on the road racing again. "He was in great condition before the Giro, and while its a shame that he got so sick, were glad he is starting to come around," said Vaughters. "Our team staff will continue to work closely with him to get him healthy again. Thats priority number one, but well all be glad to get him back to racing." Cheap New England Patriots Jerseys . After Martin Skrtel put the Reds in front from close range at Stamford Bridge after only four minutes, Hazard hit back in the 17th with a superb strike. Etoo gave Jose Mourinhos team a decisive lead from Oscars back pass in the 34th. Cheap Jimmy Garoppolo Jersey . LeBron James and Chris Bosh didnt need any more. Williams scored 11 points in 10 minutes, Alan Anderson scored 17 points, and the Brooklyn Nets finished the exhibition season with a 108-87 win over the Miami Heat on Friday night. http://www.stitchedcheapjerseys.com/?tag=cheap-detroit-lions-jerseys . The Islanders dealt Thomas Vanek to the Montreal Canadiens after less than a year on Long Island. Meanwhile, the Oilers dealt long-time sniper Ales hemsky to the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday for a fifth-round pick in 2014 and a third-rounder in 2015. Stitched Wholesale Jerseys . Woodson said during a radio interview Thursday that the Knicks Carmelo Anthony doesnt get the same calls as other superstars. Stitched China Jerseys . The Hall of Fame defenceman told Landsberg that he believes fighting still has a place in todays game, but thinks staged fighting needs be outlawed. ESPN Chalks Vegas experts are here to provide analysis and best bets for all Week 3 games, including the Denver-Cincinnati?matchup.Note: All odds courtesy of the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook as of Friday morning.Home page for all Week 3 gamesMatchup: Denver Broncos-Cincinnati BengalsSpread:?Opened Cincinnati -3.5; now -3.5 (EVEN) Total:?Opened 41; now 41 Pickcenter public consensus pick:?63 percent DenverPublic perceeption: The public is on the road underdogs, which isnt surprising, as the Broncos are the more public team.dddddddddddd And, as Rob Nelson of ESPN Stats & Information points out, Denver is 6-1 SU & 6-0-1 ATS as a dog since Gary Kubiak became head coach in 2015 (including the Super Bowl). Youth NFL Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale NFL Womens Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2020 Cheap Jerseys Stitched Jerseys Cheap NFL Autographed Jerseys Cheap NFL Black Jerseys Wholesale NFL Camo Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Throwback Discount Jerseys Youth NFL Jerseys China Stitched Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Throwback Discount NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale ' ' '