The profile of stage 12 of the Giro d'Italia.

Giro d’Italia Preview: Stage 12

A look at the route and a few fantasy favorites for stage 12 of the Giro d'Italia.

Dane Cash
by Dane Cash 15.05.2024 More from Dane +

Stage 12: Martinsicuro to Fano โ€“ 193 km | May 16, 2024

Where to watch: ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Max, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ FloBikes, ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Discovery+, ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ Eurosport, ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ SBS On Demand

Coverage start time: ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 6:00 am EDT, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ 6:15 am EDT, ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 11:00 am BST, ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ 12:00 pm CEST, ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ 7:50 pm AEST

Estimated finish time: ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ 5:13 am EDT/๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 4:13 pm BST/๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ 5:13 pm CEST/๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ 1:13 am AEST

Stage type: Hilly

What to expect: Another stage along the coast, this one could come down to the breakaway or a reduced sprint. The attackers will like all the small climbs on the menu. None is particularly challenging but altogether โ€“ andย including the uncategorized Monte Giove ascent at the end of the day โ€“ย they could bring the more versatile riders to the fore.

Fantasy favorites: This is the sort of stage where the Classics riders could thrive. The climbs aren’t even close to being hard enough to bring the real climbers to the fore but the sprinters may decide to let the break go and save energy for future opportunities. That makes this a bit of a dart-throw from a tipping perspective, but we like Jhonatan Narvรกez, Julian Alaphilippe, Filippo Ganna, Andrea Bagioli, and Michael Valgren as potential winners.

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