Canadian cyclist Ryder Hesjedal is back on the bike and ready to put a couple of big disappointments over the last month behind him. Hesjedal made an early exit from the Tour de Suisse this week after suffering cuts and bruises in a hard fall. The crash occurred a few weeks after he was forced to withdraw from the Giro dItalia — a race he won last year — due to an upper respiratory infection. "There are many, many, many more downs than ups in professional cycling," Hesjedal said Thursday from Girona, Spain. "This is the way it is. You cant be this far along in the sport without going through all of it." The 32-year-old Victoria cyclist appeared to be in form at the start of the Tour de Suisse, sitting second overall after two stages. He went down after another cyclist clipped his front tire about 50 kilometres from the finish of the 205-kilometre stage from Montreaux to Meringen. Hesjedal was treated at hospital and returned to Girona the next day. The Garmin-Sharp rider was on his bike for about an hour Wednesday and resumed normal training Thursday. He said he was doing "surprisingly well" considering he landed hard on his back in the crash. "I just had my front wheel overlapped by another riders back wheel," Hesjedal said. "A quick thing like that. Im not really sure why that other rider moved so abruptly to come across my front wheel and caused me to have no (option). "Once that front wheel gets taken out from under you at high speed, theres just nothing you can do. Your balance is gone and youre going to the ground. Thats what happened in a split second." The weather was bad at the time, which helped prevent a more serious case of road rash. Hesjedal is leaving the negatives in the past and looking at the positives — like the fact hell be well-rested for the start of the Tour de France on June 29. "Im even more motivated from that frustration to get results," he said. "Theres something definitely to be said for being fresh going into a three-week race. Im content in that I know that my form is good. I have had the majority of things go the right way as far as building my conditioning." Hesjedal became the first Canadian racer to win a Grand Tour event and only the second non-European to win the Giro. The victory raised expectations for the Victoria cyclist this year. Hes determined to bounce back this summer and turn things around. "I believe I can build and be good for the Tour, so theres still a lot of 2013 and a lot of opportunity," he said. "Its always going to be hard to compare anything to winning a Grand Tour but Im happy with where things are." The Tour de France wasnt kind last year. Hesjedal was caught up in a large crash on the sixth stage and later pulled out with a left leg and hip injury. Race pileups are often an unfortunate reality in a sport where weather conditions can be challenging and riders are packed in tight. 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Speaking Thursday on TSN 1050 Thursday, the Leafs GM also touched on the questions surrounding the teams leadership and the struggles of his big-name free-agent signing. “Its not from lack of effort from the coaching staff. BALTIMORE -- The Army football team and its fans around the world can finally rejoice.No longer will they have to listen to barbs from Navy or lament another missed opportunity in the biggest game of the year.At long last, The Streak is over.Army ended a 14-year run of frustration against the Midshipmen, using an overpowering running game and opportunistic defense to carve out a long overdue 21-17 victory Saturday.With future commander in chief Donald Trump looking on, the Black Knights blew a 14-point lead before quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw scored on a 9-yard run with 6:42 left to give Army the win it had been waiting for since 2001.The Black Knights 14-game losing streak was the longest by either academy in a series that began in 1890. Army (7-5) now trails 60-50-7 in one of the nations historic rivalries.We heard for a long time here at West Point about the streak and all that, Army coach Jeff Monken said. It feels good to be a part of the team that put that to an end.Navy (9-4) was coming off a physical 34-10 loss to Temple in the American Athletic Conference title game and had only one week to prepare for Army with a new quarterback, sophomore Zach Abey, who was making his first college start. Abey took over Will Worth, who broke his foot against Temple.Abey ran for two touchdowns but passed for only 89 yards and was intercepted twice. Navy had four turnovers, three in the first half.I take a lot of responsibility for the game, Abey said. Obviously, in the first half I made some bad decisions. I feel horrible for the seniors.This senior class at Navy has accounted for 37 wins, most ever at the Academy over a four-year period. But theyll never forget this defeat.It hurts a little bit. It hurts a lot a bit, senior receiver Jamir Tillman said. We will take this loss into the offseason and use this as inspiration and run with it.That was a mantra chanted by the Black Knights for the past 14 years. Not anymore.Im just happy for our seniors, Monken said. The sense of pride that theyll have to go on, having beaten Navy, having beaten our biggest rival in their senior year. Its great for everybody in that locker room. I want them to enjoy it.By halftime, Army led 14-0 and owned a 14-1 advantage in first downs.After watching from the Navy side of the field before halftime, Trump visited the TV booth on the Army side in tthe third quarter.dddddddddddd The interview with the president-elect coincided with a big shift in momentum.In the second half we made some adjustments, and those helped us out pretty well, Navy defensive end Amos Mason said.Andy Davidson lost a fumble on the Black Knights first possession of the second half and the Midshipmen recovered at the Army 32. A screen pass for 16 yards set up a 1-yard touchdown run by Abey to get Navy to 14-7.Minutes later, the Midshipmen got a field goal after a replay overturned a lost fumble by Abey at the Army 11.A 41-yard touchdown run by Abey gave Navy the lead with 12:42 remaining. But Army wasnt done.The Black Knights put together a 12-play, 80-yard drive that lasted nearly seven minutes and ended with Bradshaws TD.It was a great feeling, the junior quarterback said. I cant describe it. It just felt amazing. Our team worked really hard for this to happen today.Bradshaw went 2 for 4 for 35 yards and an interception in Armys first win in Baltimore since 1944.Davidson ran for 87 yards and two first-half scores, and Kell Walker carried 16 times for 94 yards.NEVER QUITSome teams might fold after letting a two-touchdown lead vanish. Not Army.When they took the lead 17-14 ... maybe some teams get that look in their eye of doubt, or concern, Monken said. But I think our guys just knuckled down and were determined that they were going to win.FAREWELL VERNEThis was the final football game in the broadcasting career of 76-year-old Verne Lundquist. He was cheered by the crowd during a live shot on the scoreboard.THE TAKEAWAYArmy: The Black Knights appear to be on the upswing under Monken, now in his third season. Theyre headed to a bowl game and have a victory over Navy to celebrate.Navy: The Midshipmen are staggering to the end of the season after a 9-2 start. The loss to Temple was tough to take, but this was much, much worse.UP NEXTArmy: The Black Knights meet North Texas in the Heart of Dallas Bowl, Armys first postseason action since 2010.Navy: The Midshipmen face Louisiana Tech in the Armed Forces Bowl on Dec. 23. 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