Overview

Giro d'Italia

Stage 12) Cuneo - Pinerolo

IT Italy, Thursday 23 May 2019
149 km

Capecchi lights up the day from the break at the Giro d’Italia

Capecchi lights up the day from the break at the Giro d’Italia

For the second consecutive day, the Corsa Rosa celebrated Fausto Coppi, with a stage between Cuneo and Pinerolo. Seventy years ago, “Il Campionissimo” attacked on Colle della Maddalena, with 192 kilometers to go, and soloed to a resounding win, more than 11 minutes clear of Gino Bartali, wrapping up both the overall and the mountain classification.

This time around, the stage was shorter and much easier, containing just one classified climb, albeit a really tough one: Montoso, which featured inside the last hour of racing and averaged 9.4% over 8.9 kilometers. A fast descent and a 450m hill ramping up to 20% made sure of spicing up the finale of stage 12, which was animated by a huge breakaway group of 25 riders, including Deceuninck – Quick-Step’s Eros Capecchi, who is riding his 11th Giro.

One of the strongest riders in the move, Eros responded to two attacks that seriously reduced the sizeable group on the first-category climb, making it over the top of Montoso as part of a solid quartet which was joined by four other men on the fast and technical descent. The group split once again, once they hit the base of the of the Principi d’Acaja hill in Pinerolo, under the impetus of Gianluca Brambilla (Trek-Segafredo), immediately joined by a flying and smooth Eros Capecchi, who showed a lot of grinta, moving to the front and tapping out the tempo.

On the descent, Eddie Dunbar (Team Ineos) bridged across, but a lack of cooperation allowed two more men to join the party under the flamme rouge arch. Eros tried to anticipate the sprint with 300 meters to go, knowing the others were faster, but couldn’t open a gap and the others powered past him. Fifth on the line, the 32-year-old Deceuninck – Quick-Step rider gave his thoughts at the finish, after his best result of the season.

“The stage was really fast, we were some good riders in the break and built that unassailable lead over the peloton, before a selection was made on the climb. Then, on the steep climb in Pinerolo, I tried to get away with Brambilla; I pulled, did my part, but there wasn’t the collaboration needed to go all the way, so we got caught. I wanted to win, I was hoping to win, so that’s why I tried something before the sprint. It wasn’t possible, but I am satisfied with my day out front and with the legs I had”, said Eros, who is now fourth in the general classification.

 

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Race details

1 Cesare Benedetti
BORA - hansgrohe
3:41:49
2 Damiano Caruso
Bahrain Merida
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3 Eddie Dunbar
Team INEOS
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4 Gianluca Brambilla
Trek - Segafredo
0:02
5 Eros Capecchi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:06
6 Jan Polanc
UAE-Team Emirates
0:25
7 Matteo Montaguti
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
0:34
8 Thomas De Gendt
Lotto Soudal
2:36
9 Francesco Gavazzi
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
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10 Manuel Senni
Bardiani - CSF
2:38
46 Bob Jungels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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68 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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83 Fabio Sabatini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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113 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
,,
137 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
21:28
138 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1006 Elia Viviani
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Jan Polanc
UAE-Team Emirates
48:49:40
2 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
4:07
3 Valerio Conti
UAE-Team Emirates
4:51
4 Eros Capecchi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5:02
5 Vincenzo Nibali
Bahrain Merida
5:51
6 Bauke Mollema
Trek - Segafredo
6:02
7 Rafał Majka
BORA - hansgrohe
7:00
8 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
Movistar Team
7:23
9 Andrey Amador Bikkazakova
Movistar Team
7:30
10 Hugh Carthy
EF Education First
7:33
23 Bob Jungels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
8:59
32 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
11:46
86 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
41:50
97 Fabio Sabatini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
44:36
143 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:25:10
145 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:26:59
1 Arnaud Démare
Groupama - FDJ
194 pt
2 Pascal Ackermann
BORA - hansgrohe
183 pt
3 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
Movistar Team
50 pt
4 Davide Cimolai
Israel Cycling Academy
50 pt
5 Damiano Cima
Nippo Vini Fantini Faizanè
44 pt
6 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
42 pt
7 Rüdiger Selig
BORA - hansgrohe
38 pt
8 Giacomo Nizzolo
Team Dimension Data
38 pt
9 Marco Frapporti
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
34 pt
10 Manuel Belletti
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
33 pt
25 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
20 pt
34 Fabio Sabatini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
13 pt
47 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
9 pt
62 Eros Capecchi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
6 pt
68 Bob Jungels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4 pt
1 Hugh Carthy
EF Education First
48:57:13
2 Miguel Ángel López Moreno
Astana Pro Team
0:35
3 Pavel Sivakov
Team INEOS
0:45
4 Giovanni Carboni
Bardiani - CSF
0:48
5 Sam Oomen
Team Sunweb
2:20
6 Eddie Dunbar
Team INEOS
2:38
7 Valentin Madouas
Groupama - FDJ
3:53
8 Tao Geoghegan Hart
Team INEOS
4:16
9 Ben O'Connor
Team Dimension Data
7:38
10 Nans Peters
AG2R La Mondiale
7:46
34 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:17:37
35 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:19:26
1 Gianluca Brambilla
Trek - Segafredo
40 pt
2 Giulio Ciccone
Trek - Segafredo
32 pt
3 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
22 pt
4 Damiano Caruso
Bahrain Merida
19 pt
5 Fausto Masnada
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
18 pt
6 Antonio Pedrero López
Movistar Team
18 pt
7 Marco Frapporti
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
15 pt
8 Eros Capecchi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
12 pt
9 Eddie Dunbar
Team INEOS
9 pt
10 Valerio Conti
UAE-Team Emirates
8 pt
31 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1 pt
1 Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec 146:38:47
2 Movistar Team 2:30
3 Deceuninck - Quick Step 9:30
4 UAE-Team Emirates 11:24
5 BORA - hansgrohe ,,
6 Astana Pro Team 12:37
7 Bahrain Merida ,,
8 Team INEOS 13:05
9 Trek - Segafredo 13:24
10 Mitchelton-Scott 16:09

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