Thursday, May 17, 2012

2012 Giro d'Italia, Stage 12 Results



Denmark's Lars Ytting Bak (Lotto Belisol), a time trial specialist, won the 12th stage by beginning his day in a 10 rider breakaway group at 50km from the start and sprinting to the finish line at a moment when there was a hesitation by his remaining companions. Sandy Casar (FDJ BigMat) and Costa Rica Andrey Bikkazakova Amador (Movistar) were 2nd and 3rd.

"I won a team time trial last year but this is my first solo victory in the last three years and my first stage victory in a Grand Tour," said Bak. "I always thought I might be able to win a big race. Now I did and it seems that everything around me turns more slowly. I'm 32 and have been a professional for 11 years, today I was also lucky ... I am so happy!"

Joaquin Rodriguez (Team Katusha) keeps the Maglia Rosa another day and retains the same 17 second advantage over Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin Barracuda) and 32 seconds over Paolo Tiralongo (Astana); Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat, who was the virtual pink jersey for most of the day moves into 3rd on GC at 26 seconds with Tiralongo pushed into 4th. Rodriquez: "Beginning Saturday those who want to win the Giro d'Italia won't be able to hide their cards any longer. At that point I'll be able to say what my chances are of a victory."

Highlights:


Tomorrow, Friday: the Giro's shortest stage, Savona to Cervere, 121 km. A stage for sprinters. Saturday's stage has a tough mountain top finish in Cervinia, the weather prediction is dire: rain, cold (5-7C) with the possibility of snow at the summit. Tomorrow:

Top 10 Stage 12:
1 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol Team 3:58:55
2 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:00:11
3 Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team
4 Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan
5 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team
6 Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni Giocattoli
7 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
8 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:00:43
9 Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:00:48
10 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling 0:03:34

GC:
1 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team 51:19:08
2 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Barracuda 0:00:17
3 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:00:26
4 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:00:32
5 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:00:49
6 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Astana Pro Team 0:00:52
7 Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team
8 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:57
9 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:01:02
10 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:01:03
11 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:01:09
12 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling 0:01:10
13 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:01:11
14 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:01:12
15 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling 0:01:27
16 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:01:37
17 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp 0:01:48
18 Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:51
19 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:01:53
20 Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:02:02
21 Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Barracuda 0:02:03
22 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:02:05
23 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team 0:02:06
24 Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:02:09
25 Frank Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan 0:02:11
26 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Barracuda
27 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team 0:02:16
28 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:02:28
29 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:02:43
30 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team 0:02:47
31 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:55
32 Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:02:58
33 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:03:03
34 José Rujano Guillen (Ven) Androni Giocattoli 0:03:05
35 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:03:08
36 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Astana Pro Team
37 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:03:35
38 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:03:45
39 Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni Giocattoli
40 Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:04:10
41 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
42 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:04:27
43 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:04:47
44 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Team Saxo Bank 0:04:51
45 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:05:03
46 Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan 0:06:03
47 Carlos José Ochoa (Ven) Androni Giocattoli 0:08:45
48 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) RadioShack-Nissan 0:08:49
49 Jon Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:09:37
50 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD 0:10:12
51 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan 0:10:42
52 Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 0:11:00
53 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling 0:11:47
54 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team 0:13:06
55 Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp 0:14:34
56 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team 0:14:38
57 Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team 0:18:12
58 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:18:51
59 Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:19:50
60 Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez (Col) Androni Giocattoli 0:21:03
61 Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:21:45
62 Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:21:54
63 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:23:40
64 Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar Team 0:24:22
65 Francis Mourey (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:24:23
66 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team 0:24:29
67 Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:26:52
68 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo Bank 0:29:05
69 Nelson Oliveira (Por) RadioShack-Nissan 0:29:07
70 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:29:10
71 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:29:33
72 Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia
73 Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:31:13
74 Fabio Felline (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 0:31:50
75 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:32:21
76 Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:34:02
77 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol Team 0:34:47
78 Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Team NetApp 0:36:13
79 Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:37:47
80 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:39:01
81 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol Team 0:39:06
82 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale 0:39:08
83 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:39:59
84 Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:40:12
85 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:40:26
86 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:41:10
87 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:41:28
88 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team 0:41:38
89 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:41:58
90 Simone Ponzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:42:02
91 Francesco Failli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 0:43:59
92 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team NetApp 0:44:36
93 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:45:32
94 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:45:41
95 Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:45:47
96 Matthias Brandle (Aut) Team NetApp 0:45:55
97 Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team 0:47:36
98 Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:48:06
99 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:48:57
100 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:49:29
101 Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 0:50:38
102 Angelo Pagani (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:50:40
103 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team 0:51:13
104 Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:51:41
105 Stefan Denifl (Aut) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:52:15
106 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team 0:53:36
107 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:54:17
108 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:54:43
109 Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Team NetApp 0:55:24
110 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:55:53
111 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:55:57
112 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 0:56:05
113 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:56:24
114 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha Team 0:56:38
115 Manuel Belletti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:57:34
116 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:57:39
117 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:58:51
118 Ben Hermans (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan 1:01:39
119 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling 1:03:33
120 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 1:04:37
121 Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 1:04:56
122 Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp 1:06:08
123 Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 1:06:13
124 Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 1:06:42
125 Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli 1:08:05
126 Stefano Locatelli (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 1:08:44
127 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 1:09:26
128 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD 1:09:29
129 Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin - Barracuda 1:12:23
130 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-Big Mat 1:12:33
131 Gregor Gazvoda (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale 1:13:18
132 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 1:13:24
133 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 1:13:34
134 Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 1:14:21
135 Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 1:17:28
136 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin - Barracuda 1:17:36
137 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan 1:17:52
138 Victor Cabedo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1:18:04
139 Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank 1:18:42
140 Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 1:18:45
141 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 1:19:23
142 Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 1:20:37
143 Gaetan Bille (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 1:21:59
144 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 1:22:15
145 Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 1:22:45
146 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling 1:22:49
147 Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 1:23:42
148 Jesse Sergent (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan 1:24:30
149 Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 1:24:50
150 Elia Favilli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 1:25:11
151 Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Barracuda 1:25:19
152 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 1:25:48
153 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 1:25:53
154 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 1:27:27
155 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team 1:28:15
156 Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo Bank 1:29:12
157 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 1:30:05
158 Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank 1:31:04
159 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 1:31:20
160 Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 1:32:38
161 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 1:32:45
162 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ-Big Mat 1:33:16
163 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling 1:34:12
164 Brian Bulgac (Ned) Lotto Belisol Team 1:34:56
165 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha Team 1:36:00
166 Svein Tuft (Can) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 1:37:21
167 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 1:38:05
168 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 1:40:44
169 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team 1:40:48
170 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) FDJ-Big Mat 1:41:45
171 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling 1:42:09
172 Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1:42:20
173 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda 1:43:39
174 Marco Coledan (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 1:46:31
175 Timon Seubert (Ger) Team NetApp 1:47:26
176 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 1:50:46
177 Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp 1:52:04
178 Alfredo Balloni (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 1:53:43
179 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 1:58:28
180 Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin - Barracuda 1:58:48
181 Adrian Saez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1:58:50
182 Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 2:08:14
183 Theo Bos (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 2:08:27
184 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 2:09:59
185 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling 2:11:48
186 Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 2:15:27



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