Giro d’Italia 2012: Stage 12 preview

Giro d’Italia 2012: Stage 12
Wednesday, May 17
To: Sestri Levante
Length: 155km
Category: Medium mountains

No less than 100km shorter than the previous day’s stage, today’s route still packs a hefty punch. This is the sort of stage that will suit a strong escape group – but they’ll have to get a move on from the gun to evade capture on the day’s peaks.

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Four categorised climbs await the riders, not least the second cat Valico la Mola in the final 40 kilometres. Anyone still in contention for a stage win after that will have to cope with the third-category Villa Tassani with 12km to go before dropping like a stone to the finish line.

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