Giro d’Italia review: Stage-by-stage

The 2012 Giro d’Italia is done and dusted, having covered 3,504km in 21 stages over 23 days across two countries before an epic final week provided us with a dramatic, edge-of-the-seat conclusion and a new champion in Garmin-Barracuda’s Ryder Hesjedal. The 157 finishers can now enjoy a well-earned rest, but in the meantime here is a stage-by-stage reminder of how the race was won and lost.

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Giro shorts: Stage 9 review

Stage 9 – San Girogio nel Sannio to Frosinone, 166km

Stage profile: No major climbs on a largely flat route, but with three small hills in the final 10km which provide ample opportunity for a small group or solo attacker.

Top three: 1. Francisco Ventoso (Movistar), 2. Fabio Felline (Androni Giocattoli-Venezuela), 3. Giacomo Nizzolo (RadioShack-Nissan).

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