Giro 2014: Results stage 12 (ITT): Uran blasts his way to pink

Rigoberto Uran powered his way through the individual time-trial, taking the stage win and the pink jersey in the process. Evans defended well but nobody could contend with the flying Columbian. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 12th stage Giro 2014

1. Rigoberto Uran (col)
2. Diego Ulissi (ita) + 1.17
3. Cadel Evans (aus) + 1.34
4. Rafal Majka (pol) +1.39
5. Gianluca Brambilla (ita) + 1.53
6. Wout Poels (Nld) + 2.00
7. Wilco Kelderman (Nld) + 2.03
8. Thomas de Gendt (bel) + 2.07
9. Domenico Pozzovivo (ita) + 2.09
10. Patrick Gretsch (Ger) + 2.12

GC after stage 12
1. Rigoberto Uran (col)
2. Cadel Evans (aus) +0.37
3. Rafal Majka (pol) + 1.52
4. Domenico Pozzovivo (ita) + 2.32
5. Wilco Kelderman (Nld) +2.50
6. Nairo Quintana (col) + 3.29
7. Fabio Aru (ita) + 3.37
8. Wout Poels (Nld) + 4.06
9. Steve Morabito (Swi) + 4.20
10. Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) + 4.41

Race report
Thomas de Gendt set the early benchmark on a wet course and it was some time before the Belgian’s effort was bested. That honour went to Diego Ulissi. Already a double stage winner, Ulissi beat De Gendt by 50 seconds with a ride that looked like it had earned him a hat-trick.

De Gendt’s time was also beaten by Wout Poels, Wilco Kelderman and Rafel Majka before Uran came flying to the line, putting an incredible 1:17 into Ulissi.

Race leader Evans was now on the defensive and rode a brilliant last few kilometres for 3rd on the stage, but it wasn’t enough to keep the pink jersey on a day where Uran announced himself as top favourite for this year’s Giro.

Other contenders like Quintana and Basso lost considerable time. Quintana is now 6th overall but 3:29 down on his countryman Uran.

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