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Fernando Gaviria sprints to stage 12 win at the Giro

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Fernando Gaviria claimed his third victory of the Giro d’Italia as stage 12 ended in a sprint finish at Reggio Emilia, where Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) retained the overall race leader’s pink jersey.

Launched by Maximiliano Richeze, the 22-year-old became the first Colombian to collect three stage wins at a single edition of a Grand Tour.

Fernando Gaviria continued his fantastic Giro d’Italia debut on Thursday afternoon, when he roared first over the finish line in Reggio Emilia, after a tremendous job of Maximiliano Richeze, who provided a perfect lead-out despite a flat tire in the last 15 kilometers which forced him to chase hard the frantic peloton who was heading to the finish with 55 km/h.

Gaviria came out of his teammate’s wheel with 150 meters to go and powered to the line with remarkable ease, beating Jakub Mareczko (Wilier-Triestina) and Sam Bennett (Bora-hansgrohe). The stage 12 dominant win helped the Colombian extend his already comfortable advantage to 80 points in the maglia ciclamino classification.

“I was a bit worried when Max punctured, because the finish was nearing and the bunch was going really fast. Fortunately, he came back and I was relieved, because Max is very important for me. I want to say a big thanks to him and to the entire team, they were wonderful today and I couldn’t have asked for more”, said Fernando Gaviria.

Giro d’Italia 2017 – stage 12 results (Forli – Reggio Emilia):

1Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors)

5:18:55

2Jakub Mareczko (Wilier Triestina)

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3Sam Bennett (Bora-hansgrohe)

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4Phil Bauhaus (Team Sunweb)

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5Maximiliano Richeze (Quick-Step Floors)

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6Ryan Gibbons (Dimension Data)

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7Sacha Modolo (UAE Team Emirates)

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8André Greipel (Lotto Soudal)

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9Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo)

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10Roberto Ferrari (UAE Team Emirates)

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11Enrico Barbin (Bardiani CSF)

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12Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Katusha-Alpecin)

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13Aleksei Tcatevich (Gazprom – Rusvelo)

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14Maciej Paterski (CCC Sprandi Polkowice)

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15Rüdiger Selig (Bora-hansgrohe)

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16Luka Mezgec (Orica-Scott)

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17Adam Yates (Orica-Scott)

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18Domenico Pozzovivo (AG2R)

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19Vincenzo Albanese (Bardiani CSF)

+06”

20Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain Merida)

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General classification after stage 12:

1Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb)

52:41:08

2Nairo Quintana (Movistar)

+02’23”

3Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo)

+02’38”

4Thibaut Pinot (FDJ)

+02’40”

5Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain Merida)

+02’47”

6Andrey Amador (Movistar)

+03’05”

7Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors)

+03’56”

8Tanel Kangert (Astana)

+03’59”

9Domenico Pozzovivo (AG2R)

+04’05”

10Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin)

+04’17”

11Dario Cataldo (Astana)

+05’19”

12Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNl-Jumbo)

+06’07”

13Davide Formolo (Cannondale-Drapac)

+06’19”

14Geraint Thomas (Team Sky)

+06’21”

15Rui Costa (UAE Team Emirates)

+06’29”

16Adam Yates (Orica-Scott)

+06’58”

17Maxime Monfort (Lotto Soudal)

+07’22”

18Jan Polanc (UAE Team Emirates)

+07’39”

19Ben Hermans (BMC)

+08’12”

20Simone Petilli (UAE Team Emirates)

+13’23”