Pozzato gives Italy their first stage win of the Giro

Filippo Pozzato wins, Giro d'Italia 2010, stage 12

After 12 days of racing, Filippo Pozzato finally delivered the first Italian victory of the Giro in Porto Recanati. It was also Katusha's second stage win in two days after Evgeni Petrov's win in L'Aquila.

With the effects of yesterday's epic stage in the rain no doubt evident in the legs, the riders could have been forgiven for sitting back and taking it easy. And that's more or less what they did until the race exploded into life around 12 kilometres from the line.

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