Giro d'Italia 2012: Stage 16 Preview - Limone sul Garda to Falzes/Pfalzen 173 km

Some gentler mountains on this stage ahead of some tougher ones on the next - a day for a break reckons Geraint Thomas

by Simon_MacMichael   May 20, 2012  

Giro 2012 Stage 16 map

A gentler day in prospect after two tough days in the high mountains, and one on which the riders who have emerged as contenders for the GC will be happy to let others enjoy the limelight.

It’s the kind of stage on which those who harboured hopes of getting a high place overall but are no longer in contention for whatever reason might look to salvage something from the Giro, while the DSs of teams that haven’t managed to get their sponsors much camera time in the race to date will have ordered riders to make sure they get into the expected early break.

GT: It’s one of those that could be a sprint with a group of maybe 40 or 50 guys going to the line again. For us it could be Rigo (Uran) or Henao if they went in the move, it’s a day for that sort of climber with a bit of a kick.

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