There are two climbs in the first half of the 229km Forlì – Reggio Emilia stage, then the rest of today’s course is flat.
In today’s stage, the Rosa Corsa will take the motorway (“autostrada“), the A1 Panoramica Firenze Bologna for 33 km. It will be the first time ever, a special event on the occasion of the 100th edition of the Giro d’Italia.
Forlì (11.40 – Start): Clear skies, 23°C. Wind: weak – 6km/h.
Reggio Emilia (17.15 – Finish): Variable, 27°C. Wind: moderate – 16km/h.
1 – Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb)
2 – Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team) at 2’23”
3 – Bauke Mollema (Trek – Segafredo) at 2’38”
Maglia Rosa (pink), general classification leader, sponsored by Enel – Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb)
Maglia Ciclamino (cyclamen), sprinter classification leader, sponsored by Segafredo – Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors)
Maglia Azzurra (blue), King of the Mountains classification leader, sponsored by Banca Mediolanum – Jan Polanc (UAE Team Emirates)
Maglia Bianca (white), young rider general classification leader, sponsored by Eurospin – Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors)
Stage 12 – Forlì – Reggio Emilia – 229km – total elevation 1,500m
The stage is mostly flat, apart from featuring two relatively uncomplicated climbs in the first part (Colla di Casaglia and Valico Appenninico, both awarding KOM points).