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2013 Giro D'Italia: Stage 12

Results, map, stage profile, summary and photos

The Story of the Giro d'Italia, Volume 1 by Bill and Carol McGann is available as a full-length, unabridged audiobook.

Back to 2013 Giro page | Photos from stage 12 (posted below results and stage map) |

Stage 12, May 16: Longarone - Treviso, 134 km

Rated Ascents:

stage 12 finish

The Race: Another wet and miserable day. Because of the dangerous conditions, the race jury decided to take the GC time 3 km before the finish.

By the time the stage was 10 km old, the day's break was gone. With 53 km to go the five men (Fabio Felline, Maurits Lammertink, Marco Marcato, Bert de Backer, Maxim Belkov) had a 2min 23sec lead.

With 17 km to go the five riders still had 1min 24sec but Bradley Wiggins was suffering with his cold and was off the back of the maglia rosa group, at least 30 seconds behind the pack. At first it looked like Sky had given up on Wiggins. He had no domestiques to pace him back to the pack.

Later Sky rider Christian Knees dropped back to help Wiggo, but the pack was moving far too fast at this point for the ill rider to regain contact. More Sky riders did drop back to help Wiggins. At 9 km to go the five-man break had 28 seconds, but the Wiggins group was two and a half minutes behind Nibali. Sky's "Plan B" rider Rigoberto Uran was with the Nibali group.

At the 5 km to go point Omega Pharma-Quick Step with help from Cannondale got serious about catching the break and setting things up for Cavendish.

The break was caught in the final kilometer and Mark Cavendish was easily the day's quickest rider. That should be Cavendish's 100th professional victory. Wiggins finished more than three minutes behind the main field.


  1. Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) 3hr 1min 47sec
  2. Story of the Giro d'Italia, volume 1
  3. Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ) s.t.
  4. Luka Mezgec (Argos-Shimano) s.t.
  5. Giacomo Nizzolo (Radio Shack) s.t.
  6. Brett Lancaster (Orica-GreenEdge) s.t.
  7. Manuel Belletti (Ag2r) s.t.
  8. Roberto Ferrari (Lampre-Merida) s.t.
  9. Sacha Modolo (Bardiani-CSF) s.t.
  10. Ioannis Tamouridis (Euskaltel) s.t.
  11. Francisco Ventoso (Movistar) s.t.
  12. Davide Appollonio (Ag2r) s.t.
  13. Kenny Dehaes (Lotto-Belisol) s.t.
  14. Robert Hunter (Garmin-Sharp) s.t.
  15. Grega Bole (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  16. Daniele Bennati (Saxo-Tinkoff) s.t.
  17. Elia Viviani (Cannondale) s.t.
  18. Gert Steegmans (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) s.t.
  19. Sonny Colbrelli (Bardiani-CSF) s.t.
  20. Dominique Rollin (FDJ) s.t.
  21. Fabio Felline (Androni Giocattoli) s.t.
  22. Giovanni Visconti (Movistar) s.t.
  23. Maurits Lammertink (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  24. Filippo Pozzato (Lampre-Merida) s.t.
  25. Rafael Andriato (Vini Fantini) s.t.
  26. Murilo Antonio Fischer (FDJ) s.t.
  27. Ramunas Navardauskas (Garmin-Sharp) s.t.
  28. Rafal Majka (Saxo-Tinkoff) s.t.
  29. Benat Intxausti (Movistar) s.t.
  30. Patrick Gretsch (Argos-Shimano) s.t.
  31. Jens Mouris (Orica-GreenEdge) s.t.
  32. Bert de Backer (Argos-Shimano) st.
  33. Jens Keukeleire (Orica-GreenEdge) s.t.
  34. Frederik Willems (Lotto-Belisol) s.t.
  35. Maxim Belkov (Katusha) s.t.
  36. Matteo Trentin (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) s.t.
  37. Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  38. Tanel Kangert (Astana) s.t.
  39. Valerio Agnoli (Astana) s.t.
  40. Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) s.t.
  41. Cadel Evans (BMC) s.t.
  42. Yaroslav Popovych (Radio Shack) s.t.
  43. Michele Scarponi (Lampre-Merida) s.t.
  44. Francis de Greef (Lotto-Belisol) s.t.
  45. Danilo Hondo (Radio Shack) s.t.
  46. Taylor Phinney(BMC) s.t.
  47. Lars Ytting Bak (Lotto-Belisol) s.t.
  48. Damiano Caruso (Cannondale) s.t.
  49. Danilo Wyss (BMC) s.t.
  50. Robert Gesink (Blanco) s.t.
  51. Maarten Wynants (Blanco) s.t.
  52. Bradley Wiggins (Sky) @ 3min 17sec

GC after Stage 12:

  1. mglia rosa Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) 46hr 28min 14sec
  2. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 41sec
  3. Rigoberto Uran (Sky) @ 2min 4sec
  4. Robert Gesink (Blanco) @ 2min 12sec
  5. Michele Scarponi (Lampre-Merida) @ 2min 13sec
  6. Mauro Santambrogio (Vini Fantini) @ 2min 55sec
  7. Przemyslaw Niemiec (Lampre-Merida) @ 3min 35sec
  8. Cycling Heroes: The Golden Years
  9. Benat Intxausti (Movistar) s.t.
  10. Domenico Pozzovivo (Ag2r) @ 4min 17sec
  11. Rafal Majka (Saxo-Tinkoff) @ 4min 21sec
  12. Sergio Henao (Sky) @ 5min 6sec
  13. Tanel Kangert (Astana) @ 5min 8sec
  14. Bradley Wiggins (Sky) @ 5min 22sec
  15. Carlos Alberto Betancur (Ag2r) @ 5min 26sec
  16. Robert Kiserlovski (Radio Shack) @ 5min 57sec
  17. Yury Trofimov (Katusha) @ 6min 8sec
  18. Franco Pellizotti (Androni Giocattoli) @ 6min 55sec
  19. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) @ 7min 46sec
  20. Rafael Valls (Vacansoleil) @ 8min 41sec
  21. Damiano Caruso (Cannondale) @ 8min 43sec
  22. Wilco Kelderman (Blanco) @ 8min 55sec
  23. Evgeni Petrov (Saxo-Tinkoff) @ 10min 39sec
  24. Danilo Di Luca (Vinin Fantini) @ 11min 47sec
  25. Francis de Greef (Lotto-Belisol) @ 12min 2sec
  26. Darwin Atapuma (Colombia) @ 12min 52sec
  27. José Rodolfo Serpa (Lampre-Merida) @ 15min 6sec
  28. Steven Kruijswijk (Blanco) @ 17min 7sec
  29. Egoi Martinez (Euskaltel) @ 18mn 12sec
  30. Francis Mourey (FDJ) @ 18min 16sec
  31. Giampaolo Caruso (Katusha) @ 22min 20sec
  32. José Herrada (Movistar) @ 27min33sec
  33. Dirego Rosa (Androni Giocattoli) @ 28min 30sec
  34. Hubert Dupont (Ag2r) @ 32min 51sec
  35. Juan Manuel Garate (Blanco) @ 34min 7sec
  36. Josrge Azanza (Euskaltel) @ 38min 4sec
  37. Michal Golas (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) @ 38min 35sec
  38. Pieter Weening (Orica-GreenEdge) @ 38min 57sec
  39. Petr Ignatenko (Katusha) @ 39min 0sec
  40. Steve Morabito (BMC) @ 29min 10sec
  41. Giovanni Visconti (Movistar) @ 44min32sec
  42. Jackson Rodriguez (Androni Giocattoli) @ 45mn 39sec
  43. Enrico Battaglin (Bardiani-CSF) @ 46min 51sec
  44. Jens Keukeleire (Orica-GreenEdge) @ 47min 32sec
  45. Luca Paolini (Katusha) @ 51min 14sec
  46. Valerio Agnoli (Astana) @ 51min 14sec
  47. Simone Stortoni (Lampre-Merida) @ 51min 32sec
  48. Francisco Ventoso (Movistar) @ 51min 50sec
  49. Fabio Felline (Androni Giocattoli) @ 54min 12sec
  50. Leonardo Duque (Colombia) @ 54min 53sec
  51. Cayetano Sarmiento (Cannondale) @ 58min 10sec

Points Competition:

  1. Red Jersey Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-Quick Step): 83 points
  2. Cadel Evans (BMC): 73
  3. Elia Viviani (Cannondale): 60
  4. Maxim Belkov (Katusha): 55
  5. Rigoberto Uran (Sky): 53

Climber's Competition:

  1. Blue Jersey Stefano Pirazzi (Bardiani-CSF): 46
  2. Jackson Rodriguez (Androni Giocattoli): 26
  3. Robinson Chalapud (Colombia): 23
  4. Maxim Belkov (Katusha): 18
  5. Giovanni Visconti (Movistar): 16

Young Rider:

  1. White Jersey Rafal Majka (Saxo-Tinkoff) 46hr 32min35sec
  2. Carlos Alberto Betancur (Ag2r) @ 1min 5sec
  3. Wilco Kelderman (Blanco) @ 4min 34sec
  4. Darwin Atapuma (Colombia) @ 8min 31sec
  5. Diego Rosa (Androni Giocattoli) @ 24min 9sec

Team Classification:

  1. Sky: 138hr 49min 53sec
  2. Blanco @ 2min 12sec
  3. Lampre-Merida @ 9min 44sec
  4. Movistar @ 10min 35sec
  5. Astana @ 11min 43sec

Stage 12 map

Stage 12 map

Stage 12 profile

Stage 12 profile

Stage 12 photos:

Day's break

The day's break wasn't caught until the final kilometer. Here Bert de Backer leads through a corner

Peloton chasing

Omega Pharma kept the break on a short leash.

Vincenzo Nibali

Vincenzo Nibali stayed out of trouble.

Cadel evans

Cadel Evans

Stage 12 finish

Another clear win for Mark Cavendish

Domenico Pozzovivo

Domenico Pozzovivo finishes the stage

Damiano Caruso

Damiano Caruso

Bradley Wiggins

Bradley Wiggins finished more than three minutes after the main field.

Mark Cavendish

Mark Cavendish celebrates his 100th professional victory

Vincenzo Nibali

Anyone see any cracks in the wall of Fortress Astana? I don't. Vincenzo Nibali still seems to have everything under control.