49: Stage 12 | Cuneo to Pinerolo | Giro d’Italia 2019
The Giro d’Italia finally burst into life with an aggressive stage that saw the pink jersey swap shoulders, but stay within the same team.
Richard Moore is back at the Giro and joins Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe to discuss stage 12 which saw Slovenian Jan Polanc take the leader’s jersey from his UAE Team Emirates colleague Valerio Conti. This means that Slovenian riders hold the first two places overall, with Primoz Roglic still in second.
We discuss a brilliant stage won by the Italian Cesare Benedetti, the subject of Wednesday’s episode of Kilometre 0. We weigh up the intriguing move by Miguel Angel Lopez and Mikel Landa, who pinched half a minute from the rest with a move on the day’s big climb.
Who were the winners and losers from the first day of climbing and what are the implications for the race with the Operation Aderlass doping investigation shifting its focus. We’ve got it all covered.
The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science in Sport.
The music for this episode is by Amaraterra.
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