Julian Alaphilippe wins stage 12 of the Giro d'Italia.

Giro stage 12 report: Alaphilippe triumphs from the break

The former two-time world champ takes his first Grand Tour stage win in nearly three years.

Dane Cash
by Dane Cash 16.05.2024 More from Dane +

Julian Alaphilippe (Soudal-Quick Step) picked up his first Grand Tour stage win in nearly three years on Thursday’s stage 12 of the Giro d’Italia.

Amid a chaotic first half of the stage that saw multiple regroupings off the front, the former two-time world road champ linked up with Mirco Maestri (Polti-Kometa) in a two-rider move that got clear of the other breakaway hopefuls. Despite a furious chase, they managed to stay clear together until Alaphilippe dropped Maestri on an uncategorized climb with some 10 km to go.

Alaphilippe soloed on to victory. Jhonatan Narváez (Ineos Grenadiers) took second on the day with Quinten Hermans (Alpecin-Deceuninck) in third. Tadej Pogačar finished with the peloton to maintain his GC lead.

Breaking away from the breakaway

Brief analysis

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