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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 07, Stage 3: Horsens - Horsens 190km

By:
Cycling News
Published:
April 30, 2012, 14:20 BST,
Updated:
April 30, 2012, 16:36 BST

Stage 3 map and profile

Stage Three - Monday 7 May

Horsens-Horsens

190 kilometres, flat stage

Bluffers guide: Eastern Jutland is famed for its unspoilt beaches and huge skies, rather less so for its beautiful Fjords. Horsens (population just 53,000) lies on the edge of one, and it’s a magical place. The stage? Rapier quick, thrills and spills, an insanely aggressive final 10 kilometres. Hold on to your hats…

Buon appetito: For all that the Danes are big on beer and design, arguably their greatest gift to humanity is to be found down on the farm. Italians love their pancetta, but they needn’t be holding their breath here. Jutlanders only have eyes for… bacon.

Local hero: Michael Mørkøv (Saxo Bank) – Hailing from Kokkedal, 100 kilometres north of Horsens on the northern tip of the Danish peninsula, the fast-finishing Mørkov will relish today’s stage. He rates riding for Contador at the 2011 Giro as one of the most memorable experiences of his career.

Bergonzi says: “A climb! It might be Denmark’s biggest at 159 metres, average 2% gradient. Regardless, there are points for the green jersey, and so they will be fighting to get in the break. It’s a stage for attackers, but again the likelihood is that the sprinter’s teams will be all over it. At the start of the big stage races they are always well drilled, and it’s their job to keep it all together.”

Stage 3 Map

Giro d'Italia 2012: Stage 3 map


Stage 3 Profile

Giro d'Italia 2012: Stage 3 profile