Giro d'Italia stage 12 preview: Vicenza offers another chance for the Classics riders

The Giro d'Italia continues to roll north on Thursday, crossing the plains of the Po delta into the Veneto region via Ferrara and Rovigo. The mountains will be seen from afar but stage 12 is yet another day for the Classics riders and those hoping for a moment of glory in a breakaway. The climbs in the final 60km of the 190km stage and the one-kilometre ramp up to the finish line at the Monte Berico sanctuary means the sprinters will have to wait for Friday's flat stage to Jesolo for their shot at victory.

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Stephen Farrand
Head of News

Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.