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Nico Denz won Stage 12 of the 2023 Giro d’Italia

18/05/2023

Nico Denz (Bora – Hansgrohe) has won Stage 12 of the 106th Giro d’Italia, the 185km long Bra-Rivoli. Toms Skujiņš (Trek – Segafredo) and Sebastian Berwick (Israel – Premier Tech) finished second and third respectively.

Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers) retains the Maglia Rosa.

STAGE RESULTS
1 – Nico Denz (Bora – Hansgrohe) – 185 km in 4h’18’11″, average speed 42.993 km/h
2 – Toms Skujiņš (Trek – Segafredo) s.t.
3 – Sebastian Berwick (Israel – Premier Tech) at 3″

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION1 – Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers)2 – Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) at 2″3 – João Pedro Gonçalves Almeida (UAE Team Emirates) at 22″

THE OFFICIAL JERSEYSThe leader jerseys of the Giro d’Italia are designed by CASTELLI and produced with SITIP recycled fabrics.

  • Maglia Rosa, leader of the General Classification, sponsored by Enel – Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers)
  • Maglia Ciclamino, leader of the Points Classification, sponsored by Agenzia ICE with the brand Madeinitaly.gov.it – Jonathan Milan (Bahrain – Victorious)
  • Maglia Azzurra, leader of the Gran Premio della Montagna, sponsored by Banca Mediolanum – Davide Bais (Eolo-Kometa Cycling Team)
  • Maglia Bianca, Best Young Rider, sponsored by Intimissimi Uomo – João Pedro Gonçalves Almeida (UAE Team Emirates)

Speaking seconds after the finish, the stage winner Nico Denz said: “It’s really big for me. I’m super proud. I was not supposed to be in the break. It was up to Patrick Konrad and Bob Jungels. But Bob said he wasn’t at his best and he preferred to save energy to help Lennard Kämna tomorrow so I had to replace him at the front. When I looked around me in the breakaway there were only monsters. Cooperation in the breakaway was very bad then I found myself at the front on the last climb. Then I knew the finale. I had it in my mind. So I could sprint the way I wanted.”

The Maglia Rosa Geraint Thomas said: “Obviously Pavel Sivakov rode very well today despite his crash yesterday. He’s definitely in a good shape. Hopefully it’s all good tomorrow in Switzerland and I can defend the Maglia Rosa the same way I won the Tour de Suisse before.”

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