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Giro d'Italia 2012 Live Dashboard
Race Info, Preview, Live Video, Results, Photos and Highlights

The most beautiful trophy in cycling has a new home; Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin - Barracuda) has become the first Canadian to ever win a Grand Tour.
22 Big Photos from Stage 21 (more added, more to come)sirotti/rcs/reuters
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Stage 21 post-race and final GC coverage

Stage 21 Full/Official Results and Final General Classificationgazzetta.it
Ryder Hesjedal wins the Giro d'Italia cyclingnews
Ryder Hesjedal becomes the first ever Canadian winner of the Giro d’Italia velonation
Hesjedal wins 2012 Giro d'Italia overall, Pinotti wins final time trial cyclingweekly.co.uk
Canadian Ryder Hesjedal wins Giro D'Italiatheglobeandmail
A Straniero Giro: Organizers laud foreign appealvelonews
Ryder Hesjedal completes stunning journey with Giro d’Italia win nationalpost
10 conclusions from the 2012 Giro d'Italiacyclingnews
Saddles Giro Awards 2012 uk.eurosport.yahoo
22 Big Photos from Stage 21 (more added, more to come)sirotti/rcs/reuters
 Ryder Hesjedal interview as it starts to sink in (01:50 English) — sbs.au
May 24 update:
Stage 21 ITT Preview w/ Interactive Map, 3D Flyover, Streetviewsteephill.tv
Stage 21 ITT Start Order and Times (CET, subtract 6 hours for ET) — biciciclismo
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Stage 20 post-race coverage


38 Big Photos from Stage 20 (more photos and descriptions added)sirotti/rcs/reuters
Stage 20 Full/Official Results and General Classificationgazzetta.it
De Gendt wins Giro d'Italia penultimate stage atop the Stelviocyclingnews
Thomas De Gendt soars to the foot of the podium with virtuoso Stelvio solovelonation
Riders disqualified on Giro d'Italia's penultimate stage cyclingnews
Thomas De Gendt climbs to Stelvio win, into 4th on GC; Purito increases overall lead velonews
Hesjedal's final battle in Giro d'Italia "fight for pink" is crucial cyclingnews
Giro podium to go down to the wire in Milan velonews
Ryder Hesjedal in striking distance heading into final stage of Giro d’Italia nationalpost
Basso on Giro performance: All I could do was defendcyclingnews
De Gendt describes his epic ride over the Passo dello Stelvio cyclingnews
Little known in his own country, Canadian Ryder Hesjedal is cycling’s rising star nationalpost
Matteo Rabottini secures mountains competition in stage twenty break velonation
38 Big Photos from Stage 20 (more photos and descriptions added)sirotti/rcs/reuters
 Hesjedal faces tall TT order, Sky loses points jersey (01:46 English) — velonews
 Mark Cavendish Post-stage 19: I'm Deadsbs.au
May 25 update:
Stage 20 Preview w/ Interactive Map, 3D Flyover, Streetviewsteephill.tv
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Stage 19 post-race coverage


42 Big Photos from Stage 19 (more photos added)sirotti/rcs/reuters
Stage 19 Full/Official Results and General Classificationgazzetta.it
Kreuziger victorious on Alpe di Pampeago cyclingnews
Roman Kreuziger climbs to victory in Alpi di Pampeagovelonation
Rodriguez and Basso accept their defeat at Giro d'Italia cyclingnews
Kreuziger rebounds with big stage win; Hesjedal gains on Purito for pink velonews
Giro Notebook, Stage 19: Vande Velde on TT; Savio livid with Rujano velonews
42 Big Photos from Stage 19 (more photos added)sirotti/rcs/reuters
 Stage 19 Highlights (10:00, restricted to Australia) — sbs.au
May 24 update:
Stage 19 Preview w/ Interactive Map, 3D Flyover, Streetviewsteephill.tv
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Stage 18 post-race coverage


14 Big Photos from Stage 18 (more photos to come)sirotti/rcs/reuters
Stage 18 Full/Official Results and General Classificationgazzetta.it
Guardini has Cavendish's number in Vedelagocyclingnews
Andrea Guardini comes of age with a sprint victory in Vedelagovelonation
Guardini speechless after win against Cavendish cyclingweekly.co.uk
Basso focused on cracking Hesjedal for third Giro win velonews
Guardini marks Giro debut with dramatic sprint victory cyclingnews
14 Big Photos from Stage 18 (more photos to come)sirotti/rcs/reuters
May 23 update:
Stage 18 Preview w/ Interactive Map, 3D Flyover, Streetviewsteephill.tv
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Stage 17 post-race coverage


30 Big Photos from Stage 17 (more photos added)sirotti/rcs/reuters
Stage 17 Full/Official Results and General Classificationgazzetta.it
Rodriguez wins stage 17 of the Giro d'Italia cyclingnews
Joaquim Rodríguez wins the battle of the favourites on stage seventeenvelonation
Hesjedal’s consistency causing panic among Giro ‘big’ velonews
Astana management upset with Kreuziger’s Giro performance velonews
30 Big Photos from Stage 17 (more photos added)sirotti/rcs/reuters
 Stage 17 Highlights (10:22, restricted to Australia) — sbs.au
May 21 update:
Stage 17 Preview w/ Interactive Map, 3D Flyover, Streetviewsteephill.tv
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Stage 16 post-race coverage


23 Big Photos from Stage 16 sirotti/rcs/reuters
Stage 16 Full/Official Results and General Classificationgazzetta.it
Izagirre triumphs in Giro stage 16 to Falzescyclingnews
Jon Izagirre takes breakaway stage sixteen as the peloton sleepsvelonation
Intxausti: Aiming for the Giro podium for Tondo velonews
Breakaway riders rue missed opportunity while favourites enjoy an on-bike rest day velonation
Ion Izagirre: Ormaiztegi's Rock Star podiumcafe
23 Big Photos from Stage 16 sirotti/rcs/reuters
 Vande Velde unsure of Rodriguez in the high mountains (01:15 English) — velonews
May 21 update:
Stage 16 Preview w/ Interactive Map, 3D Flyover, Streetviewsteephill.tv
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May 21 update:
Monday is a rest day. More to come including the Stage 16 preview.
Index to Big Photos from all Stage 15sirotti/rcs/reuters
Basso convinced he can win Giro d’Italia despite defensive tactic cyclingnews
Giro GC clear as mud after two weeks velonews

Stage 15 post-race coverage

32 Big Photos from Stage 15 (more photos added)sirotti/rcs/reuters
Stage 15 Full/Official Results and General Classificationgazzetta.it
Rabottini wins stage 15 of the Giro d'Italia cyclingnews
Heroic Matteo Rabottini wins on the Pian dei Resinelli after day-long attackvelonation
Matteo Rabottini outsprints Rodriguez on the line; Purito regains overall leadvelonews
Is the Bruyneel - Schleck amalgamation imploding? cyclingnews
32 Big Photos from Stage 15 (more photos added)sirotti/rcs/reuters
May 19 update:
Stage 15 Preview w/ Interactive Map, 3D Flyover, Streetviewsteephill.tv
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Stage 14 post-race coverage

32 Big Photos from Stage 14 (more photos added)sirotti/rcs/reuters
Stage 14 Full/Official Results and General Classificationgazzetta.it
Amador climbs to Giro d'Italia stage 14 victory cyclingnews
Ryder Hesjedal attacks into pink on the Cervinia mountaintopvelonation
Ryder on the storm: Hesjedal barrels back into pink as Giro GC faves hold steadyvelonews
Amador puts nightmare behind him with Giro d'Italia stage win cyclingnews
32 Big Photos from Stage 14 (more photos added)sirotti/rcs/reuters
 Stage 14 Highlights (15:20, restricted to Australia) — sbs.au
May 18 update:
Stage 14 Preview w/ Interactive Map, 3D Flyover, Streetviewsteephill.tv
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Stage 13 post-race coverage

21 Big Photos from Stage 13 (more photos added)sirotti/rcs/reuters
Stage 13 Full/Official Results and General Classificationgazzetta.it
Cavendish wins Giro stage 13 in Cerverecyclingnews
Cavendish spurt overtuigend naar derde winstsporza.be
Cavendish's Sky lead-out still on learning curve cyclingweekly.co.uk
Mark Cavendish relaunches himself to take stage thirteenvelonation
Joaquim Rodríguez: “Tomorrow will be the first crucial climb” velonation
21 Big Photos from Stage 13 (more photos added)sirotti/rcs/reuters
May 17 update:
Stage 13 Preview w/ Interactive Map, 3D Tour, Streetviewsteephill.tv
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Stage 12 post-race coverage

23 Big Photos from Stage 12sirotti/rcs/reuters
Stage 12 Full/Official Results and General Classificationgazzetta.it
Bak wins in Sestri Levante cyclingnews
Lars Bak escapes the break to take stage twelve in Sestri Levantevelonation
23 Big Photos from Stage 12sirotti/rcs/reuters
May 16 update:
Stage 12 Preview w/ Interactive Map, 3D Tour, Streetviewsteephill.tv
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Stage 11 post-race coverage

33 Big Photos from Stage 11sirotti/rcs/reuters
Stage 11 Full/Official Results and General Classificationgazzetta.it
Ferrari sprints to Giro stage 11 win in Montecatini Terme cyclingnews
Roberto Ferrari powers into Montecatini Terme for stage eleven victoryvelonation
Ferrari wins on his ride to redemption cyclingweekly.co.uk
Analysis: Can Purito win the Giro? velonews
Basso: the first rule at the Giro d'Italia is not to lose timecyclingnews
33 Big Photos from Stage 11sirotti/rcs/reuters
May 15 update:
Stage 11 Preview w/ Interactive Map, 3D Tour, Streetviewsteephill.tv
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Stage 10 post-race coverage

35 Big Photos from Stage 10 (more photos added)sirotti/rcs/reuters
Stage 10 Full/Official Results and General Classificationgazzetta.it
Rodriguez wins Giro stage into Assisicyclingnews
Joaquim Rodríguez takes Tappa e Maglia Rosa on the cobbles of Assisivelonation
35 Big Photos from Stage 10 (more photos added)sirotti/rcs/reuters
 Stage 10 Highlights (restricted to Australia) — sbs.au
May 14 update:
Stage 10 Preview w/ Interactive Map, 3D Tour, Streetviewsteephill.tv
Filippo Pozzato withdraws from Giro d’Italia with fractured wristvelonation
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Stage 9 post-race coverage

29 Big Photos from Stage 9 (more photos added)sirotti/rcs/reuters
Stage 9 Full/Official Results and General Classificationgazzetta.it
Ventoso wins stage 9 of 2012 Giro d'Italia cyclingnews
Francisco Ventoso sprints to stage nine victory after final corner crash velonation
Demare learning about pain at the Giro d'Italia cyclingnews
Pozzato apologizes while Cavendish and Goss rue missed chance velonation
29 Big Photos from Stage 9 (more photos added)sirotti/rcs/reuters
 Stage 9 Highlights (restricted to Australia) — sbs.au
May 13 update:
Stage 9 Preview w/ Interactive Map, 3D Tour, Streetviewsteephill.tv
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Stage 8 post-race coverage

33 Big Photos from Stage 8 (more photos added)sirotti/rcs/reuters
Stage 8 Full/Official Results and General Classificationgazzetta.it
Pozzovivo wins Giro d'Italia stage 8 in Lago Laceno cyclingnews
Domenico Pozzovivo attacks to win at Lago Lacenovelonation
 Pozzovivo the economist, Giro stage winner and overall contendercyclingnews
33 Big Photos from Stage 8 (more photos added)sirotti/rcs/reuters
May 12 update:
Stage 8 Preview w/ Interactive Map, 3D Tour, Streetviewsteephill.tv
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Stage 7 post-race coverage

35 Big Photos from Stage 7 (more photos added)sirotti/rcs/reuters
Stage 7 Full/Official Results and General Classificationgazzetta.it
Tiralongo wins into Rocca di Cambio cyclingnews
Paolo Tiralongo climbs to glory on the Rocca di Cambiovelonation
Ryder Hesjedal: “Canadians will know about the Giro d’Italia now”velonation
Schleck proves he’s in the right shape to battle for Maglia Rosavelonation
Tiralongo dedicates second Giro stage victory to Contador cyclingnews
Persistent Hesjedal can’t be ignored by Italian media for longvelonews
No cigar for Michele Scarponi at Rocca di Cambiovelonation
Canada's Ryder Hesjedal takes lead at Giro d'Italia cbc.ca
35 Big Photos from Stage 7 (more photos added)sirotti/rcs/reuters
 Stage 7 Highlights (restricted to Australia) — sbs.au
May 11 update:
Stage 7 Preview w/ Interactive Map, 3D Tour, Streetviewsteephill.tv
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Stage 6 post-race coverage

33 Big Photos from Stage 6 (more photos added)sirotti/rcs/reuters
Stage 6 Full/Official Results and General Classificationgazzetta.it
Rubiano solos to Giro d'Italia stage win in Porto Sant'Elpidio cyclingnews
Miguel Angel Rubaino escapes to a solo victory in Porto Sant’Elpidio velonation
Farrar forced out of Giro d’Italia due to hand injury velonation
Rubiano racks up Colombia's first Giro stage win in six years cyclingnews
Malori reverses the Giro fortunes of Lampre-ISD cyclingnews
33 Big Photos from Stage 6 (more photos added)sirotti/rcs/reuters
 Stage 6 Highlights (restricted to Australia) — sbs.au
May 10 update:
Stage 6 Preview w/ Interactive Map, 3D Tour, Streetviewsteephill.tv
Thor Hushovd drops out of Giro d’Italia velonation
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Stage 5 post-race coverage

25 Big Photos from Stage 5 (more photos added)sirotti/rcs/reuters
Stage 5 Full/Official Results and General Classificationgazzetta.it
Cavendish sprints to Giro d'Italia stage 5 win in Fano cyclingnews
Cavendish bounces back for another Giro stage win cyclingweekly.co.uk
Mark Cavendish makes it two into Fano on stage fivevelonation
Taylor Phinney: “It seems like I’m crashing every day” velonation
Cavendish celebrates Giro stage victory with family cyclingnews
Kasputis: Navardauskas has a great future cyclingnews
 Si Giro - Pre Stage 5 Show (59:21 Italian) — rai
25 Big Photos from Stage 5 (more photos added)sirotti/rcs/reuters
 Processo alla tappa - 5ª tappa/ Post Stage 5 Show (28:45 Italian) — rai
 Stage 5 Highlights (restricted to Australia) — sbs.au
May 9 update:
Stage 5 Preview w/ Interactive Map, 3D Tour, Streetviewsteephill.tv
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Stage 4 post-race coverage

32 Big Photos from Stage 4 (more photos added)sirotti/rcs/reuters
Stage 4 results
1  Garmin-Barracuda             37:04
2  Katusha                     + 0:05
3  Astana                      + 0:22
4  Saxo Bank                   
5  Omega Pharma-Quick Step     + 0:24
6  Orica-GreenEdge             + 0:25
7  Liquigas                    + 0:26
8  RadioShack-Nissan           + 0:28
9  Sky                         + 0:30
10 BMC                         + 0:31
11 Movistar                    + 0:32
12 Lampre-ISD                  + 0:34
13 Netapp                      + 0:43
14 Farnese Vini-Selle Italia   + 0:59
15 Rabobank                    + 1:01
16 Lotto Belisol               + 1:05
17 Vacansoleil                 + 1:10
18 FDJ-Big Mat                 
19 Colnago-CSF Inox            + 1:12
20 Androni Giacattoli          + 1:44
21 AG2R-La Mondiale            + 1:45
22 Euskaltel-Euskadi           + 2:22 

General Classification after Stage 4
1  Ramunas Navardauskas (Garmin-Barracuda)
2  Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Barracuda)          + 10
3  Robert Hunter (Garmin-Barracuda)
4  Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Barracuda)        + 11
5  Taylor Phinney (BMC)                     + 14
6  Manuele Boaro (Saxo Bank)                + 19
7  Geraint Thomas (Sky)                     + 21
8  Sebastien Rosseler (Garmin-Barracuda)    + 25
9  Christian Vandevelde (Garmin-Barracuda)  + 26
10 Joaquim Rodríguez (Katusha)              + 30
Stage 4 Full/Official Results and General Classificationgazzetta.it
Garmin-Barracuda storms to victory in Verona team time trial cyclingnews
Garmin-Barracuda drives Ramunas Navardauskas into pink in Verona TTT velonation
Phinney fights to keep lead but drops to fifth overallvelonation
Garmin-Barracuda win TTT to take Giro lead cyclingweekly.co.uk
Favola Navardauskas "La mia rosa incredibile"gazzetta.it
Rodriguez the big winner from Katusha's TTT performancesbs.au
 Si Giro - Pre Stage 4 Show (01:02:09 Italian) — rai
 Final TTT teams from Stage 4 (09:09 Italian) — rai
32 Big Photos from Stage 4 (more photos added)sirotti/rcs/reuters
 Processo alla tappa - 4ª tappa/ Post Stage 4 Show (28:51 Italian) — rai
 Stage 4 Highlights (restricted to Australia) — sbs.au
May 8 update:
Stage 4 Preview w/ Interactive Map, 3D Tour, Streetviewsteephill.tv
Stage 4 TTT Start Order and Times (CET, subtract 6 hours for ET) — rcs
Phinney’s wounds healing in advance of team time trial jersey defence velonation
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Nice to see my @BMCProTeam colleague, @BlandineGem, caught @T... on Twitpic Tuesday is a rest day
Phinney given all-clear after Giro d'Italia crash cyclingweekly.co.uk
More victims in Giro d'Italia stage three crash cyclingnews
Ferrari to make apology to Cavendish and other fallen riders velonation
Interview with Ryder Hesjedal pedalmag
PEZ Speak: Italian For Cyclistspezcyclingnews
Big transfer underway for Giro d'Italia tonight cyclingnews

Stage 3 post-race coverage

27 Big Photos from Stage 3 (more photos added)sirotti/rcs/reuters
Stage 3 Full/Official Results and General Classificationgazzetta.it
Goss wins crash-marred sprint in Horsens cyclingnews
Matt Goss finally opens up his 2012 account with Giro d’Italia stage three velonation
Wouter Weylandt remembered with minute’s silence prior to stage 3 velonation
Savio apologizes for Ferrari’s manoeuvre cyclingnews
Phinney crashes once again in Giro d'Italia's maglia rosa cyclingnews
Ferrari should be ashamed of Giro sprint, says Cavendish cyclingweekly.co.uk
Phinney cleared of serious injury after x-rays on right ankle cyclingnews
Cavendish left unimpressed by Ferrari move cyclingnews
27 Big Photos from Stage 3 (more photos added)sirotti/rcs/reuters
  Taylor Phinney post stage 3 comments about the crash (02:40 English) — bmcracing
 Phinney arrives in ambulance, meets the Giro press (03:39 English) — velonews
 Processo alla tappa - 3ª tappa/ Post Stage 3 Show (25:51 Italian) — rai
Ferrari’s Sideswitch and The Sprint Rules inrng
May 6 update:
Stage 3 Preview w/ Interactive Map, 3D Tour, Streetviewsteephill.tv
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Stage 2 post-race coverage

35 Big Photos from Stage 2 (more photos added)sirotti/rcs/reuters
Stage 2 Full/Official Results and General Classificationgazzetta.it
Cavendish sprints to stage 2 Giro d'Italia victorycyclingnews
Cavendish dopo il mucchio Phinney conserva la rosagazzetta.it
Cavendish wins crash-marred Giro stage 2 finale; Phinney defends velonews
Cavendish wins in Herning cyclingweekly.co.uk
Mark Cavendish earns his stripes in a long uphill sprint on stage twovelonation
Theo Bos regrets missed chance on stage twovelonation
Phinney relieved after late crash on day two at the Giro d'Italiacyclingnews
 Si Giro - Pre Stage 2 (01:11:30 Italian) — rai
35 Big Photos from Stage 2 (more photos added)sirotti/rcs/reuters
 Last Km of Stage 2 (04:25 Italian) — rai
 Processo alla tappa - 2ª tappa/ Post Stage 2 Show (30:48 Italian) — rai
 Stage 2 Verslag (restricted to Belgium) — sporza
 Stage 2 Winner's Interview (03:42 English/Italian) — rai
 Stage 2 Highlights (restricted to Australia) — sbs.au
May 5 update:
Stage 2 Preview w/ Interactive Map, 3D Tour, Streetviewsteephill.tv
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Stage 1 post-race coverage

17 Big Photos from Stage 1 (more photos added)sirotti/rcs/reuters
Stage 1 results
1  Taylor Phinney (BMC)                   10:26
2  Geraint Thomas (Sky)                     + 9
3  Alex Rasmussen (Garmin-Barracuda)       + 13
4  Manuele Boaro (Saxo Bank)               + 15
5  Gustav Larsson (Vacansoleil-DCM)        + 22
6  Ramunas Navardauskas (Garmin-Barracuda) + 22
7  Brett Lancaster (Orica-GreenEdge)       + 23
8  Marco Pinotti (BMC)                     + 24
9  Jesse Sergent (RadioShack)              + 26
10 Nelson Oliveira (RadioShack)            + 27
Stage 1 Full/Official Resultsgazzetta.it
Phinney wins 2012 Giro d'Italia opening stagecyclingnews
Taylor Phinney soars to Giro d’Italia’s opening time trial victory velonation
Phinney wins prologue at Giro, dons pink velonews
Phinney wins Giro d'Italia opening time trial, Thomas second cyclingweekly.co.uk
Phinney realises Giro d'Italia dream cyclingweekly.co.uk
Michele Scarponi and Damiano Cunego react to poor showing in opening time trialvelonation
Phinney takes first ever Grand Tour lead at 21cyclingnews
17 Big Photos from Stage 1 (more photos added)sirotti/rcs/reuters
 Stage 1 ITT winning rider (05:34 Italian) — rai
 Stage 1 Highlights (restricted to Australia) — sbs.au
May 5 update: A flat 8.7 km time-trial through the streets of Bjarne Riis' hometown, Herning Denmark, will kick off this year's Giro d'Italia. There are eleven 90 degrees corners so it's quite technical especially the first half where the roads are narrow. Sunny but cool is the weather forecast and it will be windy from the NW at 19 mph off the North Sea. See the race summary table (right) for the stage profile, map and timetable. — Steve
Stage 1 ITT Start Order and Times (CET, subtract 6 hours for ET) — rcs
NetApp bus broken into before 2012 Giro d'Italia opener cyclingnews
Thomas says balance is key in Giro d'Italia prologue cyclingnews

Teams Presentation


21 Big Photos from teams presentationsirotti/rcs
May 4 update:
 Video, [2] (completed) Friday 17:40 CET / is the teams introduction with live video and later, big photos.
 Video (another possible source) — raisport

2012 Giro d'Italia Race Preview


May 5 update:
Cavendish targets six stages at Giro d’Italia cyclingnews
Rodríguez aims for top in Giro d’Italia cyclingnews

May 3 update:
27 Big Photos from the race warm-up and the favorites press conferencesirotti/rcs
Official 2012 Giro d'Italia rosters w/bib numbers (right-below) — steephill
Giro d'Italia: Top ten contenderscyclingnews
The main contenders speak at pre-race press conference velonation
Scarponi vows to ignore distraction of his new 2011 Giro titlevelonews
Gadret under pressure as Ag2r searches for first win of 2012 cyclingnews
Hushovd hoping to wear the maglia rosa cyclingnews
Italians hoping for home win at Giro d’Italia over stiff foreign challenge velonews

May 2 update:
Looking ahead to the most balanced Corsa Rosa in yearsvelonation
Pez Previews Il Giro'12 Corsa: Stages 1-8pezcyclingnews
Giro’12 Week #2 Corsa: What You Don’t Knowpezcyclingnews
... more to come...


Roster announcements

May 2 update:
Farrar and Hesjedal lead Garmin-Barracuda Giro team cyclingnews

May 1 update:
Scarponi wants to win Giro d'Italia on the road cyclingnews
Kreuziger tests Cervinia stage of Giro d'Italia cyclingnews
Brailsford: Morale is Sky high ahead of Giro d'Italia cyclingnews
Nine Lotto-Belisol riders with goals at the Giro d’Italia velonation
Sky look ahead to Giro's team time trial cyclingweekly.co.uk

April 30 update:
Rabobank chasing stage victories in the Giro d’Italia velonation
Hesjedal aims for Giro d'Italia win cyclingweekly.co.uk
Movistar names Giro d'Italia line-up cyclingnews
Basso's fears allayed ahead of Giro d'Italia cyclingnews

April 29 update:
Saxo Bank name Giro d'Italia line-upcyclingnews
Omega Pharma-QuickStep prepared for all terrains at 2012 Giro d'Italiacyclingnews
Fränk Schleck to head up RadioShack-Nissan at 2012 Giro d'Italiacyclingnews
Basso to lead Liquigas-Cannondale at Giro d'Italiacyclingnews

April 27 update:
Lampre-ISD and Omega Pharma-Quick Step announce Giro d’Italia teams velonation
Fuglsang out of Giro d'Italia with knee problems cyclingnews
Pozzato and Gatto to lead Farnese Vini-Selle Italia in 2012 Giro d'Italia cyclingnews
Giro d'Italia 2012: Cavendish leads Team Sky cyclingnews

April 26 update:
Scarponi to be presented with 2011 Giro pink jersey cyclingnews
Gadret looking for podium for AG2R in the Giro d'Italia cyclingnews
Bruyneel: Fuglsang capable of top five finish in Giro d'Italia cyclingnews
Highly-motivated Team NetApp takes aim at Giro d'Italia cyclingnews
Lotto Belisol reveals Giro d'Italia line-up cyclingnews

April 24 update:
GreenEdge announces Giro d'Italia rostercyclingnews
Two Canadians named to GreenEdge Giro d'Italia teamsportsnet.ca
Vacansoleil-DCM sending multinational team to Giro d’Italiavelonation
Vande Velde: Headed to the Giro, 2012 Tour is best chance yetvelonews

April 23 update:
Goss spearheads GreenEdge at Giro cyclingnews
Marco Pinotti to lead BMC Racing Team in Giro d'Italia cyclingnews
Basso: I'll only ride Giro d'Italia if I can fight for pink cyclingnews
Basso sees Fuglsang as one of biggest threats in Giro d'Italiacyclingnews


April 13 update:
Ryder Hesjedal Q&A: ‘The Giro is the top goal right now’ velonews
April 11 update: A little bit of fun...
Also, the stage timetables are now posted, see race summary table (right).

March 26 update:
Giro d’Italia Hall of Fame inducts Eddy Merckx as its first member velonews

January 25 update:
Nibali tempted by Giro d'Italia cyclingnews

Teams announced for 2012

January 10 update:
2012 Teams
2012 Giro d'Italia wildcards named cyclingnews
Nibali the favourite for 2012 Giro d'Italia, says Basso cyclingnews

The 2012 Giro d'Italia is May 5 to 27, 2012
Official 2012 Giro d’Italia Presentation will be held Sunday October 16th. Check back for live video streaming ... completed, maps and profiles now posted

36 Big Photos from the Giro d'Italia Route Presentationrcs/sirotti
October 16 update:
 Live Video 2011 Giro Route Presentation 15:00 CEST (completed) — gazzetta
2012 Giro d'Italia route unveiled in Milan cyclingnews
2012 Giro d’Italia will start in Denmark, organizers announce at presentation velonew
36 Big Photos from the Giro d'Italia Route Presentationrcs/sirotti

October 11 update:
Official profiles for stages 1, 2, 3, 17, 20 now posted. Unoffical host towns and distances for all other stages now added. — Steve
A strange day for the Grand Tours as Giro d’Italia route also leakedvelonation
2012 Giro d'Italia will suit Cavendish cyclingweekly.co.uk

October 5 update:
Giro d'Italia 2012: Danish stages announced cyclingnews
October 1 update:
2012 Giro d’Italia to have a more balanced route cyclingnews
2012 Giro d'Italia to climb [the Stelvio] into Grand Tour history cyclingweekly.co.uk
The Mortirolo and the 2,757 M.A.S.L. arrival at the Stelvio Pass. The Queen-stage of the Giro 2012 elected by the fans of the Corsa Rosagazzetta.it
Fuglsang critical of 2012 Giro d'Italia's penultimate stage cyclingnews

August 3 update:
Zomegnan out as Giro d’Italia director velonews
How history will view Zomegnan's Giro d'Italia reigncyclingnews
May 31 update:
Zomegnan defends Giro d'Italia, but realises changes needed cyclingweekly.co.uk




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Live Streaming Video and Text Updates

May 20 update: The Giro d'Italia has extensive worldwide coverage every year and there are lots of online video streaming options for 2012 including unrestricted choices. The current list of broadcasters and live video links are now posted below. Unrestricted links are in bold.Steve

Stage 21 Preview w/ Interactive Map, 3D Flyover, Streetviewsteephill.tv

media source tv or internet comments/restrictions
   live video (italian) Italy and Worldwide; live, unrestricted video with Italian commentary. Details
   live video (italian)
   live video (italian)
   live video (restricted)
  tv schedule
Italy . Live daily from 14.00 to 18.05 CET
   live video (restricted)
   live video (unrestricted)
  tv schedule
Italy; Live from 15.05 to 18.05 CET. Stage 1: 17.00 – 19.40 Stage 3: 15.05 – 17.00 Stage 7 – 14 – 20: 15.20 – 18.05
eurosport    live video (english)
   live video (english)
   live video (english)
   live video (english)
   live video (english)
   live video (polish)
  tv schedule (british)
  tv schedule (int'l/cet)
Europe; English. . LIVE daily from 14.45 to 17.30 CET Stage 21: 13:30 CET
Ticker languages: EN | FR | DE | ES | IT
sporza    live video (flemish)
   live video (flemish)
   live video (flemish)
   live video (flemish)
   live video (flemish)
 live text updates (EN)
  tv schedule
Belgium/Europe;
   live video (spanish)
  tv schedule
Basque/Spanish; LIVE on ETB1 from 14.00 to 18.05 Stage 1: live 15.30 – 20.20 Stage 2: live 14.00 – 18.05 Stage 3: live 14.00 – 17.00
   live video ($ english)
  tv schedule (see comments)
United States and Canada only;. Live from 9.30 to 11.30 AM plus replays at 4 and 9 PM on Universal Sports Stage 1: Live from 11.30 AM Stage3 - 15 – 17 - 19: Live from 8.30 AM tv.
   live video (english)
  tv schedule
Canada/Ontario; live on Rogers Sportsnet Ontario with nightly rebroadcasts/highlights on Sportsnet One.
   live video (french)
  tv schedule
Quebec/Canada via Quebec's Reseau des Sports; live
   live video (english)
  tv schedule (see comments)
Australia; daily highlights at 6 PM on SBS Two and live coverage for stages 6, 7, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 at 11:10 PM. No online video streaming from SBS.
   live video (danish)
  tv schedule
Denmark; Live on TV2 from 15.00 to 17.55 (GMT +2) Stage 1: Live 15.30 - 19.45 Stage 2: Live 14.00 – 17.10 Stage 3: Live 14.05 – 16.40
   live video (japanese)
  tv schedule
JSports; Japanese daily live coverage on either JSports 1 or JSports Plus; Live from 21.30 to 1 am on J Sports 4 plus Highlights on rest days Stage 1: live from 23.00 to 3.30 on J Sports 1 Stage 2: live from 21.30 to 0.30 on J Sports 1 Stage 3: live from 21.20 to 0.00 on J Sports 4
NOS    live video (dutch)
   live video (dutch)
  tv schedule
Dutch ticker with restricted video; Netherlands
   live video (norwegian)
  tv schedule
Norway; Live on TV 2 and TV 2 Zebra from 14.30 to 18.00 (18.30 on weekends) plus daily highlights in sports news programming every day at 18.50 and 21.25 Stage 1: 17.30 – 20.00 Stage 2: 14.30 – 18.00 Stage 3: 14.10 – 16.30
 live text updates IT
live text updates EN
Italian; official source for race updates
 live text updates Cyclingnews English text updates
live text updates English; updates from Charles Pelkey
 live ticker English ticker: real-time updates
live text updates ES
The Spanish website Biciciclismo will have the latest race updates
 live ticker (german) German updates
 steephill text updates
short text updates from any and everyone
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Giro d'Italia 2012 Route Map


2012 Route Map (pdf large version) — giroditalia

Comparing 2012 to previous years... 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
Flat Stages 7 4 7 6 6 8 6 ?
Medium Mountain Stages 6 6 5 6 7 5 4 ?
Mountain Stages 5 8 5 5 4 5 4 5
# of Categorized Climbs (Cat 2, 1 and HC) 21 26 24 23 23 22 20 24
Summit Finishes 6 8 6 6 5 4 4 4
Individual Time Trialing 37k 45k 36k 77k 63k 65k 56k 80k
Team Time Trialing 33.2k 21.5k 32.5k 20.5k 28.5k 25.6k 38.0k 0
Overall Distance 3498k 3525k 3418k 3396k 3424k 3442k 3526k 3498k


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