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GIRO’22 Stage 12: Oldani Quickest in Genova!

Giro Stage 12 Race Report: The day of the profitable escape. The Break of the day was massive and there was no rider who was a hazard on GC. The lead group labored nicely, however the eventual splits got here within the ultimate 30 kilometres. Stefano Oldani, Lorenzo Rota and Gijs Leemreize held off the others for Oldani to win a cat-and-mouse dash from Rota. Juan Pedro López remains to be in pink.

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The stage 12 finalé

One other shut dash – Stefano Oldani takes it for Alpecin-Fenix

The twelfth stage of the Giro d’Italia, ending in Genova, was received by Stefano Oldani. After a stage for the escapees, the Italian defeated his county-man Lorenzo Rota and Dutchman Gijs Leemreize. This offers his Alpecin-Fenix crew their second stage victory on this Giro. Juan Pedro López held his pink jersey for one more day.

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The leaders line up in Parma

The Route:
A difficult stage throughout the Apennines. The route ascends steadily with very delicate gradients from Parma, alongside the Taro river valley and coming into Liguria, by the uncomplicated Passo del Bocco. An extended and technical descent follows, main in the direction of Carasco and into the Val Fontanabuona. The route then tackles the Colletta di Boasi and the Valico di Trensasco. The riders will move alongside the motorway and cross the brand new San Giorgio bridge, heading for the finale within the metropolis centre.


Last kilometres
After taking the motorway, the route crosses the San Giorgio bridge and takes the Genova Ovest exit (passing by a number of tunnels), merging onto the Aldo Moro flyover as much as the 2km mark. Over the past 2km, the highway is straight, large and nicely paved. It’s also barely uphill, and with just one bend on the crimson triangle. The stage finishes on a tarmac highway, at an approximate 2% gradient.

204 powerful kilometres to Genova

The battle for the break of the day erupted from the beginning, however the attackers didn’t get a free move from the peloton. Mathieu van der Poel was very lively, as had been all his Alpecin-Fenix teammates, however the first escape makes an attempt by the Dutchman had been nipped within the bud. A gaggle with Pascal Eenkhoorn and Pieter Serry then managed to get away from the peloton, however this additionally turned out to not be the suitable transfer.

The Giro d’Italia will bear in mind Wouter Weylandt right this moment, passing the Passo del Bocco for the primary time in 11 years

After 50 loopy kilometres the tempo was nonetheless excessive and there was an entire peloton heading in the direction of the primary intermediate dash of the day. It was no shock to see the lads of Arnaud Démare, the chief of the factors classification, on the entrance. Groupama-FDJ managed to pilot their dash chief to first place, forward of Fernando Gaviria and Simone Consonni. The peloton then slowed.

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The break of the day:
Andrea Vendrame (AG2R Citroën), Valerio Conti (Astana Qazaqstan), Mathieu van der Poel, Stefano Oldani, Oscar Riesebeek (Alpecin-Fenix), Santiago Buitrago, Jasha Sütterlin (Bahrain-Victorious), Davide Gabburo, Luca Covilli (Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè), Matteo Sobrero, Lucas Hamilton (BikeExchange-Jayco), Wilco Kelderman, Cesare Benedetti (BORA-hansgrohe), Edoardo Zardini (Drone Hopper-Androni Giocattoli), Magnus Cort (EF Schooling-EasyPost), Vincenzo Albanese (EOLO-Kometa), Lorenzo Rota, Rein Taaramäe (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert), Gijs Leemreize, Pascal Eenkhoorn (Jumbo-Visma), Michael Schwarzmann (Lotto Soudal), Will Barta (Movistar), Davide Ballerini (Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl), Nico Denz and Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo).

We didn’t have to attend lengthy for the primary assaults

These 22 adventurers had been the right mixture, and so they had been gone. With most crew represented, the break was allowed to go, though Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè and Drone Hopper-Androni Giocattoli, the 2 Italian ProTeams, had surprisingly missed the boat.

Ultimately a giant group acquired away

The Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè riders needed to work within the peloton within the hope of rectifying their mistake. The distinction stored hovering across the 1 minute and so Luca Covili and Davide Gabburo – two riders from Bardiani – and Edoardo Zardini for Drone Hopper-Androni Giocattoli tried to cross. The three Italians succeeded after a kilometre-long chase and so we now had 25 off the entrance at to the highest of the Passo del Bocco, the climb the place Wouter Weylandt tragically died.

Van der Poel made it into the large break

On the high of the climb, Mollema was first, for 9 KOM factors, adopted by Eenkhoorn and Ballerini. The peloton, led by Trek-Segafredo for pink jersey wearer Juan Pedro López, was 5 minutes behind on the high of the Passo del Bocco. Trek-Segafredo didn’t need to give the main group an excessive amount of time. The very best positioned rider within the main group initially was Wilco Kelderman at 11:02 from chief López. The lead stored fluctuating round 5 minutes, nevertheless it was clear that the stage winner would come from the entrance group.

Alongside the Taro river valley

After the descent of the Passo del Bocco, the place race director Mauro Vegni paid tribute to the late Weylandt, the main group rode steadily to the second climb of the day, the La Colletta (9 km at 4.3%). Midway up the climb Lorenzo Rota determined to shake issues up. The Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Italian rode away from his fellow escapees and was within the lead excessive of La Colletta. On the descent Rota was joined by two counter-attackers: Stefano Oldani and Gijs Leemreize. These three labored nicely collectively to tug away from the group.

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The Wouter Weylandt memorial on the Passo del Bocco

The distinction to the chasing group, containing the largest favourites for the stage victory, shortly grew to 30 seconds. This was an ideal scenario for Alpecin-Fenix . The Belgian crew had somebody off the entrance with Oldani, so their high man, Van der Poel might conceal on the opposite wheels. The cooperation within the chase group was fully gone, on account of which the lead of the three grew to become more and more bigger. Rota, Leemreize and Oldani began the final climb of the day, the very powerful Valico di Trensasco, with a 1 minute lead.

The villages are fairly Alpine

Stefano Oldani, Gijs Leemreize and Lorenzo Rota made their transfer on La Colletta climb

The higher climbers got here ahead on the Valico di Trensasco. Lucas Hamilton, Kelderman and Mollema managed to separate the second group. Van der Poel managed to hold on within the first kilometre of the climb, however quickly hit his limits and needed to let one rider after the opposite go. With a Van der Poel in hassle, Alpecin-Fenix ​​needed to fully depend on Oldani. The Italian rode to the highest of the Valico di Trensasco along with Rota and Leemreize. The Mollema-Kelderman group got here just a little nearer, however nonetheless adopted at greater than half a minute.

The primary group of chasers together with Wilco Kelderman (BORA-hansgrohe) and Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) couldn’t get near the three leaders

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The three flew into Genova with a secure lead

The chasers weren’t capable of bridge the hole on the flat kilometres to Genova. Rota, Oldani and Leemreize even managed to increase their lead once more in the direction of a minute. This was greater than sufficient to remain out of the grasp of the primary chase group and they might be secure to combat it out within the ultimate. Going into the final 2 kilometres, the three began a recreation of poker. Leemreize tried a shock transfer within the final kilometre and took a spot, however Oldani and Rota pulled again the younger Dutchman.

Stefano Oldani and Lorenzo Rota fought it out for the stage win, Gijs Leemreize might solely watch

Leemreize appeared completed after this assault, however tried to take the victory with an extended dash. Oldani was prepared for him and sat on the wheel of the Jumbo-Visma rider after which began his personal dash for the road. Rota tried his hardest to return again to the Alpecin rider, however couldn’t get previous him and so Oldani took his first skilled victory in Genova. Rota completed second, Leemreize was third after a troublesome battle. Lower than a minute after Oldani, Mollema received the dash for fourth place, forward of Buitrago and Kelderman. Van der Poel rode in simply earlier than the peloton.

Oldani’s first professional win

Stage winner, Stefano Oldani (Alpecin-Fenix): “I knew I used to be quick nevertheless it wasn’t simple. Lorenzo Rota who’s my pal is quick as nicely. So I watched out. The presence of Mathieu van der Poel has been essential for me to make the 3-man ultimate breakaway. It’s laborious to imagine that my first professional victory arrives on the Giro d’Italia. It’s fantastic!”

It was all an excessive amount of for Stefano

Maglia Rosa, Juan Pedro López Perez (Trek-Segafredo): “It’s been a crazily quick first hour! I used to be watching my laptop and I couldn’t imagine it. Was it 53km, 54 in a single hour? Fortunately the climate situations are my favourites, like at my dwelling in south of Spain. 9 days within the Maglia Rosa is so much! However I wouldn’t thoughts some extra.”

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Giro d’Italia Stage 12 Outcome:
1. Stefano Oldani (Ita) Alpecin-Fenix in 4:26:47
2. Lorenzo Rota (Ita) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
3. Gijs Leemreize (Ned) Jumbo-Visma at 0:02
4. Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo at 0:57
5. Santiago Buitrago (Col) Bahrain-Victorious
6. Wilco Kelderman (Ned) BORA-hansgrohe
7. Lucas Hamilton (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco
8. Andrea Vendrame (Ita) AG2R Citroën at 1:44
9. Rein Taaramäe (Est) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux at 1:49
10. Ignatas Konovalovas (Ita) Groupama-FDJ at 2:55.

Giro d’Italia Total After Stage 12:
1. Juan Pedro López (Spa) Trek-Segafredo in 51:19:07
2. Richard Carapaz (European) INEOS Grenadiers at 0:12
3. Romain Bardet (Fra) DSM at 0:14
4. João Almeida (Por) UAE Staff Emirates
5. Jai Hindley (Aus) BORA-hansgrohe at 0:20
6. Guillaume Martin (Fra) Cofidis at 0:30
7. Mikel Landa (Spa) Bahrain-Victorious at 0:31
8. Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux at 0:54
9. Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) BORA-hansgrohe at 1:11
10. Pello Bilbao (Spa) Bahrain-Victorious at 1:24.

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