André Greipel beats Caleb Ewan to victory on Giro d'Italia stage 12

The Lotto-Soudal sprinter took his third victory in the Giro d'Italia as Ewan was forced to settle for second

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André Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) confirmed his sprinting dominance at the 2016 Giro d'Italia after victory on stage 12 to Bibione, beating Caleb Ewan (Orica-GreenEdge) to the win.

The German benefited from an expert lead out by his Lotto teammates on the circa 8km finishing circuit the peloton took on twice, and was dropped off in the final stretch ahead of his rivals to launch his sprint.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).