Giro d'Italia 2012

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Giro d'Italia 2012
Logo of the Giro d'Italia
Racing series UCI WorldTour
Host country ItalyItaly Italy Denmark
Competition period May 5th to 27th, 2012
Stages 21 stages
overall length 3504 km
Starting field 198 from 37 nations in 22 teams
Overall rating 1. Ryder Hesjedal (GRM) 91:39:02 h 2. Joaquim Rodríguez (KAT) + 0:16 min 3. Thomas De Gendt (VCD) + 1:39 minCanadaCanada
Team evaluation ItalyItaly Lampre-ISD 274: 19: 46 h
Scoring jerseys
Scoring Scoring SpainSpain Joaquim Rodríguez (KAT)
Mountain scoring Mountain scoring ItalyItaly Matteo Rabottini (FAR)
Young talent evaluation Young talent evaluation ColombiaColombia Rigoberto Urán (SKY)
Map of the Giro d'Italia 2012
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The 95th Giro d'Italia took place from May 5th to 27th, 2012. The bike race was held in 21 stages with a total length of 3504 kilometers. The tour started in Denmark with an individual time trial and ended in the same way in Milan . After the three starting stages in Denmark, the race returned to Italy, where the route from Verona led south on the east side of the country. The southernmost point was reached on the eighth day section to Lago Laceno , from then on it went north again on the Tyrrhenian coast, where the mountain stages in the Alps and Dolomites were on the program for the last week . The king's stage with around 6000 m altitude was the penultimate stage over the Mortirolo and mountain arrival on the Stilfser Joch . There were a total of six mountain arrivals .

The 2012 Tour of Italy was the first under the new race director Michele Acquarone, who had replaced Angelo Zomegnan.

The third stage around Horsens was dedicated to racing driver Wouter Weylandt , who died on the third day of the tour in 2011 , and was called "WW Special Day" after the Belgian’s nickname . In addition, his starting number 108 will never be awarded again at the Giro d'Italia.


The 18 ProTeams were entitled to start . In addition, the organizer RCS gave four wildcards to Professional Continental Teams , including, surprisingly, the German team NetApp . Acqua e Sapone around the former Giro winner Stefano Garzelli , who actually wanted to end his career at the 2012 Tour of Italy, was not invited . Each team sent nine riders to the start, bringing a total of 198 professional cyclists to the start. There were three Germans, six Swiss, five Austrians and two Luxembourgers.

FranceFrance Ag2r
KazakhstanKazakhstan Astana Pro Team
United StatesUnited States BMC Racing Team
SpainSpain Euskaltel-Euskadi
FranceFrance FDJ-Big Mat
United StatesUnited States Garmin Barracuda
AustraliaAustralia Orica GreenEdge
RussiaRussia Katusha team
ItalyItaly Lampre ISD
ItalyItaly Liquigas-Cannondale
BelgiumBelgium Lotto Belisol team
SpainSpain Movistar
BelgiumBelgium Omega Pharma-Quick Step
NetherlandsNetherlands Rabobank Cycling Team
LuxembourgLuxembourg RadioShack Nissan
United KingdomUnited Kingdom Sky ProCycling
DenmarkDenmark Team Saxo Bank
NetherlandsNetherlands Vacansoleil DCM
Professional Continental Teams
ItalyItaly Androni Giocattoli Venezuela
ItalyItaly Colnago-CSF Inox
ItalyItaly Farnese Vini-Selle Italia
GermanyGermany Team NetApp

Detailed start list: 2012 drivers field

In the absence of last year's suspended winner, Alberto Contador , last year's runner-up Michele Scarponi officially received the winner's pink jersey two days before the start of the tour , which he had subsequently been awarded by Contador's suspension. In addition to the man from Lampre-ISD , his compatriot Ivan Basso ( Liquigas-Cannondale ), the winner of 2010, is considered to be the biggest favorite for the overall victory in 2012. However, both drivers had barely achieved good results in the season so far, so that many experts at the start of the Giro were still in doubt whether they would get in shape in time. With Damiano Cunego and Sylwester Szmyd, they both had strong helpers at their side who could have taken on the role of team captains if necessary. Other possible overall winners were Fränk Schleck from Luxembourg from RadioShack-Nissan , who was nominated for his injured teammate Jakob Fuglsang at short notice , and Domenico Pozzovivo ( Colnago-CSF Inox ), who won the Giro del Trentino in April . John Gadret ( Ag2r La Mondiale ), José Rujano ( Androni Giocattoli-Venezuela ) and Roman Kreuziger ( Astana Pro Team ) were given outsider chances to win .

World champion Mark Cavendish ( Sky ProCycling ) was the main candidate for the victories in the mass sprints on the flat stages . In addition to the British, almost all other world-class sprinters such as Tyler Farrar , Matthew Goss , Theo Bos , Mark Renshaw and Andrea Guardini were at the start.

Since Stefano Garzelli's team Acqua e Sapone had not received a wildcard, the defending champion did not start in the mountain classification. As his possible successors, for example, Emanuele Sella or José Serpa (both Androni Giocattoli-Venezuela ) were traded, but there was no clear favorite in this special ranking. For the first time this year, the leader's jersey was no longer green, but instead blue at the sponsor's request.


stage Day Start finish Type km Stage winner shirt Overall rating
01. Sat 0May 5th Herning ( Denmark ) EZF Time Trial.svg 008.7 Taylor Phinney (BMC) Taylor Phinney
02. Sun 0May 6th Herning - Herning (Denmark) Flat stage 206 Mark Cavendish (SKY)
03. Mon, 0May 7th Horsens - Horsens (Denmark) Flat stage 190 Matthew Goss (OGE)
R. Tuesday, 0May 8th 1st day of rest Rest day
04th Wed, 0May 9th Verona - Verona MZF Time Trial.svg 033.2 Garmin Barracuda Ramūnas Navardauskas
05. Thursday, May 10th Modena - Fano Flat stage 209 Mark Cavendish (SKY)
06th Fri, May 11th Urbino - Porto Sant'Elpidio Mountain stage 210 Miguel Ángel Rubiano (AND) Adriano Malori
07th Sat, May 12th Recanati - Rocca di Cambio Mountain stage 205 Paolo Tiralongo (AST) Ryder Hesjedal
08th. Sun 13 May Sulmona - Lake Laceno Mountain stage 229 Domenico Pozzovivo (COG)
09. Mon, May 14th San Giorgio del Sannio - Frosinone Flat stage 166 Francisco José Ventoso (MOV)
10. Tuesday, May 15th Civitavecchia - Assisi Mountain stage 186 Joaquim Rodríguez (KAT) Joaquim Rodríguez
11. Wed, May 16 Assisi - Montecatini Terme Flat stage 255 Roberto Ferrari (AND)
12. Thu, May 17th Seravezza - Sestri Levante Mountain stage 155 Lars Bak (LTB)
13. Fri, May 18 Savona - Cervere Flat stage 121 Mark Cavendish (SKY)
14th Sat, May 19 Cherasco - Cervinia High mountain stage 206 Andrey Amador (MOV) Ryder Hesjedal
15th Sun May 20th Busto Arsizio - Lecco / Pian dei Resinelli High mountain stage 169 Matteo Rabottini (FAR) Joaquim Rodríguez
R. Mon, May 21 2nd day off Rest day
16. Tue, May 22 Limone sul Garda - Falzes Mountain stage 173 Jon Izaguirre (EUS)
17th Wed 23 May Falzes - Cortina d'Ampezzo High mountain stage 186 Joaquim Rodríguez (KAT)
18th Thursday May 24th San Vito di Cadore - Vedelago Flat stage 149 Andrea Guardini (FAR)
19th Fri, May 25th Treviso - Alpe di Pampeago High mountain stage 198 Roman Kreuziger (AST)
20th Sat, May 26th Caldes / Val di Sole - Stilfser Joch High mountain stage 219 Thomas De Gendt (VCD)
21st Sun, May 27th Milan EZF Time Trial.svg 030.1 Marco Pinotti (BMC) Ryder Hesjedal

Ratings in the course of the race

The table shows the leaders of the respective overall standings after completing the stage.

stage shirt
Overall rating
Mountain scoring
Young talent evaluation
Trofeo Fast Team
team competition
01. Taylor Phinney Taylor Phinney not forgiven Taylor Phinney Garmin Barracuda
02. Mark Cavendish Alfredo Balloni
03. Matthew Goss
04th Ramūnas Navardauskas Ramūnas Navardauskas
06th Adriano Malori Miguel Ángel Rubiano Adriano Malori
07th Ryder Hesjedal Peter Stetina
08th. Damiano Caruso Liquigas-Cannondale
10. Joaquim Rodríguez
11. Mark Cavendish
12. Michał Gołaś Movistar
14th Ryder Hesjedal Rigoberto Urán
15th Joaquim Rodríguez Matteo Rabottini Sergio Henao
17th Rigoberto Urán
20th Joaquim Rodríguez Lampre ISD
21st Ryder Hesjedal

Reporting in Germany

For the second time, a German-language program booklet was published in the run-up to the Giro, which the organizer produced in cooperation with the trade journal Procycling . The television channel Eurosport broadcast several hours of the stages live every afternoon and broadcast shortened repetitions of these.

See also

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Mortirolo das L'Alpe d'Huez des Giro d'Italia. (No longer available online.), May 25, 2012, archived from the original on May 29, 2012 ; Retrieved July 7, 2012 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  2. 2012 Giro d'Italia wildcards named., January 10, 2012, accessed April 24, 2012 .