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    23 May 2023

    Nico Denz Claims Stage 12 Victory in Giro d’Italia, Geraint Thomas Continues to Dominate Overall

    The Race for Victory: Nico Denz Wins Stage 12 at Giro d’Italia

    As the Giro d’Italia continues, cycling enthusiasts are on the edge of their seats to see who will come out victorious. In an exciting turn of events, German cyclist Nico Denz secured his first Grand Tour stage victory in a thrilling finish at stage 12.

    A Close Finish and A New Leader Emerges

    In what was a nail-biting performance, there were only three seconds separating the top three riders as Denz crossed the finish line ahead of Latvia’s Toms Skujins and Australian Sebastian Berwick coming in third. Meanwhile, Britain’s Geraint Thomas maintained his overall lead by just two seconds.

    An Incident-Free Stage After Wednesday’s Crash

    After Wednesday’s crash which left Britain’s Tao Geoghegan Hart with a fractured hip, Thursday’s race was relatively uneventful. Riders started from Bra and observed a minute’s silence in honor of those affected by devastating floods across Italy.

    Dramatic Climb Up Colle Braida

    Despite initial confusion over wayfinding during this leg thanks to early leaders Davide Formolo and Marco Frigo taking a wrong turn on roundabout earlier on in the race; it all came down to an intense climb up Colle Braida where Denz showed incredible perseverance alongside Skujins and Berwick holding tight together. With only ten kilometers left to go, Denz made his move forcing Skujins to pick up speed too. Although struggling initially with pace, Berwick managed to catch back up with them as they all approached Rivoli towards the narrow streets before crossing that coveted finishing line.

    What’s Next for the Giro d’Italia Leaders?

    The stakes are getting higher as the Giro enters the Alps on Friday. Will Thomas be able to maintain his lead or will another cyclist emerge victorious? Cycling fans can’t wait to find out.


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