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Giro d'Italia 2012

Date range:
May 5-27, 2012
  • Giro d'Italia, Italy, WorldTour
  • Stages Expand the race menu
    • Stage 1

      Distance:
      8.7km
      Location
      Herning (ITT)
    • Stage 2

      Distance:
      206km
      Start location:
      Herning
      End location:
      Herning
    • Stage 3

      Distance:
      190km
      Start location:
      Horsens
      End location:
      Horsens
    • Rest day 1

      Start location:
      Horsens
      End location:
      Verona
    • Stage 4

      Distance:
      32.2km
      Location
      Verona (TTT)
    • Stage 5

      Distance:
      199km
      Start location:
      Modena
      End location:
      Fano
    • Stage 6

      Distance:
      207km
      Start location:
      Urbino
      End location:
      Porto Sant'Elpidio
    • Stage 7

      Distance:
      202km
      Start location:
      Recanati
      End location:
      Rocca di Cambio
    • Stage 8

      Distance:
      229km
      Start location:
      Sulmona
      End location:
      Lago Laceno
    • Stage 9

      Distance:
      171km
      Start location:
      San Giorgio nel Sannio
      End location:
      Frosinone
    • Stage 10

      Distance:
      187km
      Start location:
      Civitavecchia
      End location:
      Assisi
    • Stage 11

      Distance:
      243km
      Start location:
      Assisi
      End location:
      Montecatini Terme
    • Stage 12

      Distance:
      157km
      Start location:
      Seravezza
      End location:
      Sestri Levante
    • Stage 13

      Distance:
      121km
      Start location:
      Savona
      End location:
      Cervere
    • Stage 14

      Distance:
      205km
      Start location:
      Cherasco
      End location:
      Cervinia
    • Stage 15

      Distance:
      172km
      Start location:
      Busto Arsizio
      End location:
      Lecco/Pian dei Resinelli
    • Rest day 2

      Start location:
      Lecco
      End location:
      Limone sul Garda
    • Stage 16

      Distance:
      174km
      Start location:
      Limone sul Garda
      End location:
      Falzes/Pfalzen
    • Stage 17

      Distance:
      187km
      Start location:
      Falzes/Pfalzen
      End location:
      Cortina d'Ampezzo
    • Stage 18

      Distance:
      139km
      Start location:
      San Vito di Cadore
      End location:
      Vedelago
    • Stage 19

      Distance:
      197km
      Start location:
      Treviso
      End location:
      Alpe di Pampeago
    • Stage 20

      Distance:
      218km
      Start location:
      Caldes/Val di Sole
      End location:
      Passo dello Stelvio
    • Stage 21

      Distance:
      31.5km
      Location
      Milan (ITT)
  • Race history

May 06, Stage 2: Herning - Herning 206km

By:
Cycling News
Published:
April 30, 2012, 14:12 BST,
Updated:
April 30, 2012, 16:34 BST

Giro d'Italia: Stage 2 preview

Stage Two - Sunday 6 May

Herning-Herning

206 kilometres, flat stage

Bluffers guide: Jutland is the biggest of the islands which constitute the Kingdom of Denmark. Two of its greatest exports are electronics giant Bang & Olufsen and Lego. Copenhagen, the capital, lies some 200 pan-flat miles east, on Zealand. Cavendish cleaned up there, and logic suggests that he can look forward to another Danish benefit…

Buon appetito: Aside from producing (probably) the best lager in the world, the Danes are extremely partial to Akvavit, a spiced, cask-distilled licquor with a yellow tint. It’s usually flavoured with Caraway seeds, and often drunk as an accompaniment to… lager.

Local hero: Jakob Fuglsang (Saxo Bank) – Long touted as a potential major tour winner even back when he was still racing mountain bikes, the Dane possesses the skills to excel on every terrain but has so far proved inconsistent over three weeks. Fuglsang spent much of his youth in Silkeborg, 30 kilometres from Herning.

Bergonzi says: “In a word; wind. That, and the tension which traditionally causes crashes in the opening stages, are the issues here. Over 200 riders all hoping for the jersey, and given the time bonuses everyone will believe they’re in with a chance. Therefore the speeds will be very, very high. I think the Danish public will be a major protagonista and, as ever when the Giro begins abroad, the crowds will be huge.
 

 

 

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