Report of the race on the 12th stage of the Jira: A day of successful escape. The break of the day was great, and there was no racer who posed a danger to the GC. The lead group worked well, but the final splits came in the last 30 kilometers. Stefano Aldani, Lorenzo Rota and Guys Limraise restrained others so that Aldani won the sprint in cat and mouse from Rota. Juan Pedro Lopez is still in pink.

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Another close sprint – Stefano Aldani takes him for Alpesin-Phoenix

The twelfth stage of the Giro d’Italia, which finished in Genoa, was won by Stefano Aldani. After the refugee stage the Italian defeated his district of Lorenzo Roth and the Dutchman Guys Leemraise. This gives his Alpecin-Fenix ​​team their second leg victory in this Giro. Juan Pedro Lopez kept his pink T-shirt another day.

Leaders are lining up in Parma

A difficult stage through the Apennines. The route steadily climbs with very gentle slopes from Parma, along the valley of the Tarot River and entering Liguria, through the uncomplicated Passo del Boca. Next is a long and technical descent leading to Carasco and to Val Fontanabuona. The route then runs along the Colette di Baazi and Valico di Trensasco. The riders will walk along the highway and cross the new San Giorgio Bridge, heading for the finals downtown.


Final kilometers
After driving on the motorway, the route crosses the San Giorgio Bridge and exits at the Genova Ovest exit (passing through several tunnels), merging onto the Aldo Moro overpass to the 2 km mark. For the last 2 km the road is straight, wide and well paved. It is also slightly up and with only one bend in the red triangle. The stage ends on an asphalt road with a slope of about 2%.

204 difficult kilometers to Genoa

The battle for the break of the day broke out from the beginning, but the attackers did not receive a free pass from the peloton. Mathieu van der Poel was very active, like all his teammates Alpesin-Phoenix, but the first attempts to escape the Dutchman were stopped in its infancy. Then the group with Pascal Eenkhorn and Peter Serry managed to get out of the peloton, but it also turned out to be the wrong move.

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After 50 insane miles the pace was still high, and there was a full peloton heading to the first intermediate sprint of the day. It was no surprise to see the people of Arno Demar, the leader of the points classification, at the forefront. Groupama-FDJ managed to bring their sprint leader to first place, ahead of Fernando Gaviri and Simone Cansani. Then the peloton slowed down.

Lots of fans in Parma

Day break:
Andrea Vendrame (AG2R Citroën), Valerio Conti (Astana, Kazakhstan), Mathieu van der Poel, Stefano Aldani, Oscar Rizebeck (Alpesin-Phoenix), Santiago Buitraga, Yasha Sutterlin (Bahrain-Winner), David Gabbou CSB -Faizanè), Matteo Sabrera, Lucas Hamilton (BikeExchange-Jayco), Wilco Kelderman, Cesare Benedetti (BORA-hansgrohe), Eduardo Zardini (Drone Hopper-Androni Giocattoli), Magnus Court (EF Education-EasyP) ), Lorenzo Roth, Raine Taaramae (Intermarche-Vanti-Gober), Geis Lemreis, Pascal Eenkhorn (Jumbo-Visma), Michael Schwartzman (Lota Soudal), Will Bart (Movistar), David Ballerina (Quick-Step Alpha) Danz and Bauke Molema (Trek-Segafredo).

The first attacks did not have to wait long

These 22 adventurers were the right combination and they disappeared. With most of the team that was represented, a break was allowed, although Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè and Drone Hopper-Androni Giocattoli, two Italian ProTeam, surprisingly missed the boat.

Eventually a large group left

The riders of Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè had to work in the peloton in hopes of correcting their mistake. The difference continued to fluctuate for about 1 minute, and so Luca Cavili and David Gaboura – two riders from Bordiana – and Eduardo Zardini from Drone Hopper-Androni Giocattoli tried to overlap. Three Italians succeeded after a mile-long chase, and now we had 25 from the front to the top of the Passo del Boca, the ascent where Water Weilandt tragically died.

Van der Poel got into a big break

At the top of the climb the first was Molema with 9 KOM points, followed by Eenkhorn and Ballerina. Pelaton, who led the Trek-Segafred for the holder of the pink T-shirt of Juan Pedro Lopez, was 5 minutes behind at the top of the Pas del Del Boca. Trek-Segafredo didn’t want to give the lead group too much time. The best rider in the leading group at the start was Wilka Kelderman with a score of 11:02 from the leader Lopez. The lead continued to fluctuate for about 5 minutes, but it soon became clear that the winner of the stage would come out of the first group.

Along the Tarot River Valley

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Wouter Weilandt Memorial at the Pas del Boca

The villages are quite alpine

Aldani’s first professional victory

The winner of the stage, Stefano Aldani (Alpetin-Phoenix): “I knew I was fast, but it wasn’t easy. Lorenzo Roth, who is my friend, is also fast. So I watched. The presence of Mathieu van der Paul was crucial for me to achieve the final separation of the three people. It’s hard to believe that my first professional victory comes at the Giro d’Italia. That’s great! ”

Little Rose, Juan Pedro Lopez Perez (Segafred’s track): “It was an insanely fast first hour! I was looking at my computer and couldn’t believe it. It was 53 km, 54 in one hour? Fortunately, the weather conditions are my favorite, like in my house in the south of Spain. Nine days in Maglia Rosa is a lot! But I wouldn’t mind yet. “

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The result of the 12th stage of the Giro d’Italia:
1. Stefano Aldani (Ito) Alpesin-Phoenix for 4:26:47
2. Lorenzo Roth (Ito) Intermarsche-Vanti-Gober Matterio
3. Gijs Leemreize (Ned) Jumbo-Visma at 0:02
4. Bauke Molema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo at 0:57
5. Santiago Buitraga (Colonel) Bahrain-Victorious
6. Wilk Kelderman (Ned) BORA-hansgrohe
7. Lucas Hamilton (Australia) BikeExchange-Jayco
8. Andrea Vendrama (Ito) AG2R Citroën at 1:44 p.m.
9. Rein Taaramäe (Est) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux at 1:49
10. Ignatas Kanavalas (Ita) Groupama-FDJ at 2:55 p.m.

Giro d’Italia in general after stage 12:
1. Juan Pedro Lopez (Spa) Trek-Segafredo at 51:19:07
2. Richard Karapaz (Ecu) INEOS Grenadiers at 0:12
3. Ramen Bardet (Fra) DSM at 0:14
4. Juan Almeida (Por) Team UAE Emirates
5. Jay Hindley (Australia) BORA-hansgrohe at 0:20
6. Guillaume Martin (Fra) Kofidis at 0:30
7. Mikel Landa (Spa) Bahrain – Winner at 0:31
8. Domenico Pazaviva (Ito) Intermarsche-Guy-Gober Materio at 0:54
9. Emanuel Buchmann (Herman) BORA-hansgrohe at 1:11
10. Pela Bilbao (Spa) Bahrain – Winner at 1:24.

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