Giro d’Italia 2019: Stage 12 – Benedetti triumphs as Polanc takes pink.

Stage 12 and finally the Giro fizzed into excitement as the break went all the way and the GC riders came out to play. Cesare Benedetti‘s dogged persistence delivered his first, and BORA-hansgrohe’s third, victory on this jaunt around Italy. UAE-Team Emirates produced a masterclass in how to retain the maglia rosa by swapping it from the shoulders of Valerio Conti to Jan Polanc – and increased their advantage over Primoz Roglic (Lotto-Visma) to 4 minutes and seven seconds while doing so. All this and Mikel Landa (Movistar) attacked with Astana’s Miguel Angel Lopez to gain time on their rivals.
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