Stefano Oldani wins Stage 12 of the Giro d’Italia. Juan Pedro Lopez retains the Maglia Rosa

Stefano Oldani wins Stage 12 of the Giro d’Italia. Juan Pedro Lopez retains the Maglia Rosa

Stefano Oldani (Alpecin-Fenix) has won Stage 12 of the 105th Giro d’Italia, the 204km-long route starting from Parma and finishing in Genova. Lorenzo Rota (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux) and Gijs Leemreize (Jumbo-Visma) finished second and third respectively.

Juan Pedro Lopez Perez (Trek-Segafredo) retains the Maglia Rosa.

STAGE RESULTS
1 – Stefano Oldani (Alpecin-Fenix) –  204km in 4h’26’47″, average speed 45.880 km/h
2 – Lorenzo Rota (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux) s.t.
3 – Gijs Leemreize (Jumbo-Visma) at 2”

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION
1 – Juan Pedro Lopez Perez (Trek-Segafredo)
2 – João Pedro Gonçalves Almeida (UAE Team Emirates) at 12″
3 – Romain Bardet (Team DSM) at 14”

Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the stage winner, Stefano Oldani (Alpecin-Fenix), said: “I knew I was fast but it wasn’t easy. Lorenzo Rota who is my friend is fast as well. So I watched out. The presence of Mathieu van der Poel has been crucial for me to make the 3-man final breakaway. It’s hard to believe that my first pro victory arrives at the Giro d’Italia. It’s wonderful!”

The Maglia Rosa,Juan Pedro Lopez Perez (Trek-Segafredo), said: “It’s been a crazily fast first hour! I was watching my computer and I couldn’t believe it. Was it 53km, 54 in one hour? Luckily the weather conditions are my favourites, like at my home in south of Spain. Nine days in the Maglia Rosa is a lot! But I wouldn’t mind some more.”