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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 09, Stage 4: Verona (TTT) 32.2km

By:
Cycling News
Published:
April 30, 2012, 14:31 BST,
Updated:
April 30, 2012, 16:53 BST

Stage 4 map and profile

Stage Four - Wednesday 9 May

Verona- Verona

32.2 kilometres, team time trial


Bluffers guide: Back in patria for a cronosquadra in one of the true heartlands of the Giro. Lots of testosterone today, the big teams go head to head for bragging rights. Verona is rightly famed for its arena, but the city also has a great cycling tradition. Twice Oscar Freire has won the rainbow jersey here, but most famous was the 1984 Giro. Francesco Moser famously clinched it with a bravura time trial performance concluding in the arena, on one of the Giro’s most iconic days.

Buon appetito: Bollito con pearà, without question. It’s a variety of boiled meats (usually lamb, steak and chicken) in a thick breadcrumb broth with onion and spices. It’s heavy duty stuff, so we recommend a brisk walk to help you digest it all.

Local hero: Andrea Guardini (Farnese Vini) Dubbed the “Italian Cavendish” on account of his blistering finishing speed and compact, punchy sprinting style. Born in Tregnado, ten kilometres to the north-east of Verona, Guardini won’t win today, but he will be noisily supported.

Bergonzi says: “Verona is profoundly attached to cycling, and its relationship with the sport can be traced back to the times of Girardengo and Binda. It doesn’t finish in the Arena this year, but nearby. It won’t be super-fast, but there will be important time losses here for the GC riders whose teams aren’t equipped for it. Individual time trials have been reduced over recent years, so days like this have assumed more significance…"

Stage 4 Map

Giro d'Italia 2012: Stage 4 map


 Stage 4 Profile

Giro d'Italia 2012: Stage 4 profile