Nico Denz escapes the ‘monsters’ to take his first grand tour stage win at Giro d’Italia

The German has ridden eight three week races but his best result until today was second

Nico Denz wins stage 12 of the Giro d'Italia
(Image credit: Tim de Waele)

Bora-Hansgrohe rider Nico Denz took a long awaited grand tour stage victory on stage 12 of the Giro d’Italia.

The German outsprinted breakaway companions Toms Skujiņš (Trek-Segafredo) and Sebastian Berwick (Israel-Premier Tech) into second and third respectively.

  1. Geraint Thomas (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers, in 49-02-05
  2. Primož Roglič (Slo) Jumbo-Visma, at 2s
  3. João Almeida (Por) UAE Team Emirates, at 22s
  4. Andreas Leknessund (Nor) Team DSM, at 35s
  5. Damiano Caruso (Ita) Bahrain Victorious, at 1-28
  6. Lennard Kämna (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe, at 1-52
  7. Eddie Dunbar (Irl) Jayco AlUla, in 2-32
  8. Thymen Arensman (Ned) Ineos Grenadiers, at same time
  9. Laurens De Plus (Bel) Ineos Grenadiers, at 2-36 
  10. Aurélien Paret-Peintre (Fra) AG2R Citroën, at 2-48

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