Giro 2018 Stage 12: Sam Bennett hits top gear at rain soaked Imola

Sam Bennett delivered victory number two for BORA-hansgrohe in spectacular fashion. The Irishman looked full of confidence in a chaotic, windswept and wet finale, chasing down a bold move from Carlos Betancur and Matej Mohric in the final 500m before opening the after burners to scorch past them and leave his sprint rivals trailing in his wake. Danny van Poppel and a fast finishing Niccolo Bonifazio rounded out the podium. The GC contenders were relieved to get through a tricky stage without mishap and the top ten remains the same.

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