An eventful, exciting and exhilirating Giro d’Italia left us with many talking points to chew over and discuss at VeloVoices Towers. Over a rather excellent bottle of chablis this evening, we’ve been taking a misty-eyed look back over the last three weeks of one of the most exciting races any of us can remember. Continue reading
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.
Stage profile: A technical individual time trial through the streets of Milan. It was shortened to 28km due to roadworks.
Top three for the stage: 1.Marco Pinotti (BMC), 2. Geraint Thomas (Sky) +0:39, 3. Jesse Sergent (RadioShack-Nissan) +0:53.
Top three overall: 1. Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Barracuda), 2. Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) +0.16, 3. Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil-DCM) +1.39.