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Bennett is in Giro the fastest racing of Imola after a very wet and spectacular finale

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Sam Bennett has the twelfth stage of the Giro d’Italia won the Ipr of Bora-Hansgrohe won for Boy van Poppel in the sprint of a heavily thinned peloton on the famous racing of Imola. After a flat (and boring) run-up brought the bad weather with rain and wind still a spectacle in the final, where a colletje to the fourth category also for the necessary damage caused. Specialist Tim Wellens tried it yet with a solo but was caught 10 kilometers from the finish. The pink jersey of Simon Yates was never in danger.

The twelfth stage guided the caravan from the historic centre of Osimo, an end to the north, with the finish on the Ferrari circuit of Imola. Again, a trip of 214 miles. Largely flat to the final, with twelve kilometers from the finish the climb to Tre Monti. Over the four-kilometre climb with a gracious average of 3% and a short peak of 10%. A potential struikelsteen for the sprinters, that this ride anyway had checked.

Long it was not before the classic adventurers on the path went. Already after three kilometers went to Marco Frapporti (Andoni), Mirco Maestri and Manuel Senni (Bardiani) and the duo Jacopo Mosca-Eugert Zhupa (Willier Triestina) to go. Four Italians and one Albanian, all members of an Italian continental formation. After 10 km they drove all 4’04” to the peloton. That was 4’15”” (km 20) but that was the teams of the sprinters enough. While the first koersuur was rounded with 43,4 km on the counter, and approached the group at three minutes (km 50). They have allowed the peloton to settle, so that the competition calmly kabbelde.

Lotto and Quickstep open final

The tenors were at the approach of the final, ultimately, more care in the natgeregende roads than in the men in the front, that they are constantly within range kept without the desire to that early recall. With still thirty miles ahead, and the only obstacle of the day gradually in the visor, made of Lotto-Fix All and Quick Step for a brisk acceleration in the main body, who puts in two and tore it to pieces. Under more wittetruidrager Carapaz, puntenleider Viviani and Pozzovivo, the number four of the rankings were surprising. The men of Bora – with the fast Bennett – went to prompt them to head down in an attempt to get them permanently count. Then, suddenly, came the price.

Rain, so there is Tim Wellens

The difference between the two groups ran under a neerplenzende rain of up to 50”, while the hubbub the death blow meant for the front runners, on 21 km of the line were nabbed. A little further were also Carapaz and co managed to get back to the spire of happening. Viviani, however, remained behind. For Tim Wellens the signal to demarreren. In the passage at the stripe, with 13 km to go, drove the Limburger 14’ for the bright back of the peloton.

Wellens could that sore be to maintain, to the foot of the ultimate climb of the Tre Monti, but was in ten kilometres from the end still caught under the impetus of Tom Van Asbroeck, working hard for fast man Modolo.

Bennett over everything and everyone

There are still fruitless attempts of Henao, Dennis and Carapza. A demarrage of Ulissi, shortly before the summit, resulted in more on. He was overtaken by the Colombian Betancur. The duo gained a small lead and was overtaken by Mohoric. While Ulissi solved also came in the pack bright set up: 3’ under the red triangle.

While they each other even beloerden they were two hundred metres of the banner over popped by the Irishman Sam Bennett, who easily won for Van Poppel and it’s also in the running came as rival of Viviani for the points jersey. Baptiste Planckaert was still fourth, Jürgen Roelandts fifth.


1. Sam Bennett (Ipr/BOH) the 214 km in 4u49:34 (avg. 44,34 km/h)
2. Danny van Poppel (Ned/TLJ) at 0:00
3. Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita/TPM) 0:00
4. Baptiste Planckaert (Bel/TKA) 0:00
5. Jurgen Roelandts (Bel/BMC) 0:00
6. Michael Morkov (Den/QST) 0:00
7. Manuel Belletti (Ita/ANS) 0:00
8. Clément Venturini (Fra/ALM) 0:00
9. Florian Sénéchal (Fra/QST) 0:00
10. Enrico Battaglin (Ita/TLJ) 0:00


1. Simon Yates (GBr/MTS) the 2135,2 km in 51u57:55 (avg. 41,09 km/h)
2. Tom Dumoulin (Ned/SUN) at 0:47
3. Thibaut Pinot (Fra/GFC) 01:04
4. Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita/TBM) 01:18
5. Richard Carapaz (Ecu/MOV) 01:56
6. George Bennett (Ur/TLJ) 02:09
7. Rohan Dennis (Aus/BMC) 02:36
8. Pello Bilbao (Spa/AST) 02:54
9. Patrick Konrad (Austria/BOH) 02:55
10. Fabio Aru (Ita/UAD) 03:10

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