Giro d’Italia 2012: Stage 2 preview

Giro d’Italia 2012: Stage 2
When: Sunday, May 6
From: Herning, Denmark
To: Herning, Denmark
Length: 206km
Category: Flat

The second stage of the 2012 Giro is the first mass-start road stage of the race, and like the opening prologue starts and finishes in the Danish town of Herning.

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Aside from a small category four hill in the centre of the stage, the profile is very flat giving the sprinters a chance for their first stab at a stage win in a bunch finish – and a chance for a new overall leader in the race.

The bunch is always nervous on the first stage of a Grand Tour, so crashes and mishaps can’t be ruled out – and neither can the effects of a stiff breeze blowing off the sea, as a long stretch of the race takes place on the sea front.

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