Giro 2021: Vendrame outsprints Hamilton, Bernal stays in pink

Andrea Vendrame giro - Giro 2021: Vendrame outsprints Hamilton, Bernal stays in pinkfoto: Cor VosAndrea Vendrame wins the 12the stage on the Giro from the breakway. The Italian outguns Lucas Hamilton in the sprint before the peloton crosses the line 10 minutes later. Egan Bernal retains the maglia rosa. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 12th stage Giro d’Italia 2021

1. Andrea Vendrame (ita)
2. Lucas Hamilton (aus) s.t.
3. Gianluca Brambilla (ita) + 0.15
4. George Bennett (nzl) s.t.
5. Giovanni Visconti (ita) + 1.12
6. Geoffrey Bouchard (fra) + 1.25
7. Nicolas Edet (fra) + 1.47
8. Simone Petilli (ita) s.t.
9. Mikkel Honoré (den) + 3.00
10. Simone Ravanelli (ita) + 4.19

Peloton at 10.14 minutes

GC after stage 12
1. Egan Bernal (col)
2. Aleksandr Vlasov (rus) + 0.45
3. Damiano Caruso (ita) + 1.12
4. Hugh Carthy (gbr) + 1.17
5. Simon Yates (gbr) + 1.22
6. Emanuel Buchmann (ger) + 1.50
7. Remco Evenepoel (bel) + 2.22
8. Giulio Ciccone (ita) + 2.24
9. Tobias Foss (nor) + 2.49
10. Daniel Felipe Martínez (col) + 3.15

Race report
Just before reaching Florence five riders – Dries De Bondt, Simone Ravanelli, Mikkel Honoré, Vincenzo Albanese, Diego Ulissi – jump off the front. Geoffrey Bouchard, George Bennett, Andrea Vendrame, Natnael Tesfazion, Simone Petilli, Guy Niv, Chris Hamilton, Victor Campenaerts and Gianluca Brambilla bridge across in the capital of Tuscany, while Giovanni Visconti and Nicolas Edet rejoin the leaders later. The sixteen open up a gap of more than 12 minutes.

Bouchard reaches the summit of the first three climbs in first position to cement his KOM lead.

Brambilla accelerates on the Passo della Carnaio before Vendrame counter attacks. Hamilton, Bennett and Brambilla rejoin the Italian 3 kilometres before the summit.

After coming down the Passo del Carnaio Vendrame and Hamilton leave the other two behind. The Italian outpowers the Australian in the ensuing sprint.

Bernal stays in pink ahead of Vlasov and Caruso.

Another interesting read: route 12th stage 2021 Giro.

Giro d’Italia 2021 stage 12: routes, profiles, more

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