Completed the 12th stage of the 101st version of the legendary Italian race.
The finish point of the day the Giro was located on the famous Imola circuit, repeatedly taking stages of Formula 1 and other racing competitions.
A great chance to play the stage victory was Mateja of Majorica and Carlos Betancourt, however, the Duo did not believe in their strength and allowed the pursuers to absorb itself literally 500 meters before the finish line.
Bennett has correctly assessed the situation and rushed to the attack. To such turn of events the rest of the sprinters were not ready. The Irishman won the second stage in the race, making the company Elia Viviani and Simon Yates.
Today’s stage brought no changes in the balance of power among the giants overall. Simon Yates is still ahead of nearest rival by 47 seconds.
The results of the 12th stage:
1. Sam Bennett (Ireland, BORA – hansgrohe) – 4:49,342. Danny Van Poppel (Netherlands, LottoNL-Jumbo)3. Niccolo Bonifacio (Italy, Bahrain Merida)4. Baptiste Planchart (Belgium, Katusha – Alpecin)5. Jurgen Roelandts (Belgium, BMC Racing Team)
1. Simon Yates (Britain, Mitchelton-Scott) – 51:57,552. Tom Dumoulin (Netherlands, Sunweb) – 0,473. Thibaut Pinot (France, FDJ) – 1,044. Domenico Pozzovivo (Italy, Bahrain Merida) – 1,185. Richard Carapace (Ecuador, Movistar) – 1,56
On Friday the Giro-2018 flat stage with one mountain of the fourth category. The sprinters will be one of the last chances to show themselves, and generalski will prepare for Saturday’s conquer the legendary mount Zoncolan.