Giro d’Italia 2012: Stage 1
When: Saturday, May 5
From: Herning, Denmark
To: Herning, Denmark
Length: 8.7km ITT
Category: Flat, individual time trial
The first three stages of this year’s Giro d’Italia are hosted by Denmark.
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The opening stage in Herning is a short individual time trial to get the riders’ legs warmed up and decide who will wear the pink leader’s jersey going into tomorrow’s opening road stage.
Any time gained is unlikely to have too much of a bearing on the overall classification after three weeks’ worth of racing, but as an early decider it’s perfect.
Short time trial/prologue specialists will be out for the stage win, and sprinters will be hunting to gain time on their rivals to be in with a chance of snatching the race lead when the bunch finish road stages kick in.
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