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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The Giro’s back on Italian roads and the peloton has given us a week full of roller-coaster emotion. The GC was shaken. The pink jersey has changed shoulders to a man with a fierce will to win and the legs to do so. The Little Kangaroo made everyone smile and then cry, and for some hopeful contenders it’s been a tricky few stages. Yep, the Giro is not the Tour and we’re most definitely not in Kansas any more Toto. We recap from Stages 4 to 9. Continue reading