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Giro d’Italia 2012 standings: results (general classification)

The 2012 Giro d’Italia was the 95th edition of the prestigious Italian Grand Tour cycling race. It took place from May 5 to May 27, 2012. The Giro d’Italia is one of the three Grand Tours alongside the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España.

Here are some key highlights from the 2012 Giro d’Italia:

  1. Route: The race covered a total distance of around 3,504 kilometers (2,180 miles), starting in Herning, Denmark, with a 8.7-kilometer time trial and finishing in Milan, Italy.
  2. Contenders: The race featured top cyclists from around the world, including former Tour de France winners and Giro d’Italia champions. Among the favorites were riders like Ryder Hesjedal, Ivan Basso, Michele Scarponi, and Joaquim Rodríguez.
  3. Overall Winner: The overall winner of the 2012 Giro d’Italia was Ryder Hesjedal, becoming the first Canadian cyclist to win the race. He secured his victory with a strong performance in the individual time trial on the penultimate stage, overtaking the previous leader, Joaquim Rodríguez.

Overall, the 2012 Giro d’Italia provided thrilling racing action across the diverse landscapes of Italy and Denmark, showcasing the talents of the world’s top cyclists.

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Jersey Winners – 2012 Giro d’Italia

The jersey winners of the 2012 Giro d’Italia were as follows:

  1. Pink Jersey (Maglia Rosa): The pink jersey, worn by the rider with the lowest overall time, was won by Ryder Hesjedal of Canada. He secured the jersey after a strong performance in the individual time trial on the penultimate stage.
  2. Maglia Ciclamino (Cyclamen Jersey): The Maglia Ciclamino, awarded to the leader of the points classification, was won by Joaquim Rodríguez of Spain. Rodríguez consistently performed well throughout the race, accumulating points in sprint finishes and intermediate sprints.
  3. Green Jersey (Maglia Verde): The green jersey, worn by the leader of the mountains classification, was won by Matteo Rabottini of Italy. Rabottini demonstrated his climbing prowess by amassing points in the mountain stages of the race.
  4. White Jersey (Maglia Bianca): The white jersey, awarded to the best young rider in the general classification, was won by Rigoberto Urán of Colombia. Urán displayed his talent and potential as a young rider by finishing high in the overall standings.

These jersey winners distinguished themselves throughout the race, showcasing their skills and resilience across the various stages and challenges of the Giro d’Italia.

Overall Ranking – 2012 Giro d’Italia

Here’s the overall ranking, including the top 10 riders of the 2012 Giro d’Italia:

  1. Ryder Hesjedal (Canada) – Winner, with a total time of 91 hours, 39 minutes, and 2 seconds.
  2. Joaquim Rodríguez (Spain) – Finished in second place, 16 seconds behind Hesjedal.
  3. Thomas De Gendt (Belgium) – Finished in third place, 1 minute and 39 seconds behind Hesjedal.
  4. Michele Scarponi (Italy) – Finished in fourth place, 2 minutes and 5 seconds behind Hesjedal.
  5. Ivan Basso (Italy) – Finished in fifth place, 3 minutes and 44 seconds behind Hesjedal.
  6. Damiano Cunego (Italy) – Finished in sixth place, 3 minutes and 49 seconds behind Hesjedal.
  7. Rigoberto Urán (Colombia) – Finished in seventh place, 4 minutes and 42 seconds behind Hesjedal.
  8. Domenico Pozzovivo (Italy) – Finished in eighth place, 4 minutes and 50 seconds behind Hesjedal.
  9. Sergio Henao (Colombia) – Finished in ninth place, 5 minutes and 12 seconds behind Hesjedal.
  10. Mikel Nieve (Spain) – Finished in tenth place, 5 minutes and 43 seconds behind Hesjedal.

These top 10 riders showcased their talent and endurance throughout the 2012 Giro d’Italia, navigating through the challenging routes and stages of the race to secure their positions in the overall classification.

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