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2012 Giro di Lombardia (World Tour)
(Tour of Lombardy)

106th edition: Saturday, October 29, 2012

Giro di Lombardia podium history | 2011 edition | 2013 edition | Race map | Photos

Saturday, October 29: 251 kilometers. Bergamo - Lecco

Heavy rain during the final kilometers making the roads very slippery. Joaquim Rodriguez took off on the final climb and had about seven seconds at the top, which he held to the end. Not only was Rodriguez the first Spanish Tour of Lombardy winner, 2012 featured an all Spanish-speaking podium.

Joaquim Rodriguez

Complete Results: 199 starters, 54 classified finishers

  1. Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) 6hr 36min 27sec. 37.987 km/hr
  2. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) @ 9sec
  3. Rigoberto Uran (Sky) s.t.
  4. Mauro Santambrogio (BMC) s.t.
  5. Sergio Luis Henao (Sky) s.t.
  6. Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Sharp) s.t.
  7. Bauke Mollema (Rabobank) s.t.
  8. Oliver Zuagg (Radio Shack-Nissan) s.t.
  9. Alberto Contador (Saxo-Tinkoff) s.t.
  10. Fredrik Kessiakoff (Astana) s.t.
  11. Nairo Alexander Quintana (Movistar) s.t.
  12. Franco Pellizotti (Androni Giocattoli) s.t.
  13. Damiano Cunego (Lampre @ 35sec
  14. Alexandr Kolobnev (Katusha) @ 57sec
  15. Simon Clarke (Orica-GreenEdge) s.t.
  16. Daniel Martin (Garmin-Sharp) @ 1min 23sec
  17. Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) @ 1min 25sec
  18. Jean-Christophe Peraud (Ag2r) s.t.
  19. Matteo Rabottini (Farnese Vini) s.t.
  20. Danilo Di Luca (Acqua & Sapone) s.t.
  21. Fabio Andres Duarte (Colombia-Coldeportes) s.t.
  22. Tomasz Marczynski (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  23. Miguel Angel Rubiano (Androni Giocattoli) s.t.
  24. Carlos Betancur (Acqua & Sapone) s.t.
  25. Winner Anacona (Lampre) s.t.
  26. Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas) @ 1min 30sec
  27. Gorka Verdugo (Euskaltel) s.t.
  28. Ivan Basso (Liquigas) @ 1min 50sec
  29. Romain Bardet (Ag2r) @ 2min 10sec
  30. Dario Cataldo (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) @ 2min 14sec
  31. Jan Bakelants (Radio Shack-Nissan) @ 2min 26sec
  32. Mikel Nieve (Euskaltel) @ 2min 38sec
  33. Paolo Tiralongo (Astana) @ 3min 0sec
  34. Rinaldo Nocentini (Ag2r) @ 3min 3sec
  35. Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  36. Igor Anton (Euskaltel) @ 4min 7sec
  37. Lars Petter Nordhaug (Sky) s.t.
  38. Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Movistar) s.t.
  39. Laurens Ten Dam (Rabobank) @ 4min 9sec
  40. Manuele Mori (Lampre) @ 5min 6sec
  41. Diego Ulissi (Lampre) s.t.
  42. Bruno Pires (Saxo-Tinkoff) @ 7min 29sec
  43. Nicki Sorensen (Saxo-Tinkoff) s.t.
  44. Sergio Paulinho (Saxo-Tinkoff) s.t.
  45. Chris Anker Sorensen (Saxo-Tinkoff) s.t.
  46. Matteo Tosatto (Saxo-Tinkoff) s.t.
  47. Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil) @ 10min14sec
  48. Leonardo Giordani (Farnese Vini) s.t.
  49. Daniel Moreno (Katusha) s.t.
  50. Tim Wellens (Lotto-Belisol) s.t.
  51. Alberto Losada (Katusha) @ 11min 23sec
  52. Gabriele Bosisio (Utensilnord-Named) @ 13min 11sec
  53. George Bennett (Radio Shack-Nissan) @ 20min 3sec
  54. Peio Bilbao (Euskaltel) s.t.

Photos:

Rudi Altig and Felice Gimondi

Two of the greats at the start: Rudi Altig and Felice Gimondi

Felice Gimondi

The race started in Gimondi's hometown of Bergamo in homage to the versitile rider. He won the Giro di Lombardia in 1966

Ercole Baldini, Felice Gimondi and Rudi Altig

Here Gimondi and Altig are joined by Ercole Baldini (on left). Baldini had an unbelievable 1958, he was Champion of the World, Champion of Italy and winner of the Giro d'Italia. Altig, among other victories, was 1966 World Road Champion.

Philippe Gilbert

Philippe Gilbert at the start.

Ryder Hesjedal and Philippe Gilbert

Ryder Hesjedal and Phillippe Gilbert

Joaquim Rodriguez leads

Joaquim Rodriguez leads a select group, Vincenzo Nibali is on his wheel.

Joaquim Rodriguez

Rodriguez looks back...

Ivan Basso

Ivan Basso

Franco Pellizotti in his Italian Champion's kit

Franco Pellizotti in his Italian Champion's kit

Alberto Contador

Alberto Contador

Mauro Santambrogio

Mauro Santambrogio (BMC)

Samuel Sanchez

Samuel Sanchez

Philippe Gilbert

Philippe Gilbert in his first race wearing the rainbow jersey. He crashed out on one of the tricky descents.

Rigoberto Uran

Rigoberto Uran

Danilo Di Luca

Danilu Di Luca

Olivier Zaugg

Last year's winner Olivier Zaugg

Ryder Hesjedal

Ryder Hesjedal

Paolo Tiralongo

Paolo Tiralongo

Sylvain Chavanel

Sylvain Chavanel

Alessandro Ballan

Alessandro Ballan suffered bad luck as well.

Joaquim Rodriguez

Joaquim Rodriguez attacks on the final climb.

Joaquim Rodriguez

Joaquim Rodriguez maitained his gap down a treacherous, slippery descent and on several kilometers of flat road. This was a terrific win by a worthy victor.

Joaquim Rodriguez

Tour of Lombardy's first Spanish winner.

2012 podium

The 2012 podium: Samuel Sanchez, Joaquim Rodriguez and Rigoberto Uran


2012 Giro di Lombardia map

2012 Tour of  Lombardy map