Giro d’Italia – prologue – Phinney in Pink

The 2012 Giro D’Italia kicked off today with a short 8.7km prologue time trial in Herning, Denmark The early best time was set by Garmin’s Ramunas Navardauskas which held for over 60 riders until Maneule Boaro broke his time by 7 seconds only to be overcome by the next two riders Geraint Thomas and Taylor Phinney.

Tomorrow’s stage is a 206km pancake flat stage for the sprinters, as is Monday’s 190km stage to Horsens. Likely no change in the GC, but with all the young sprinters there, can someone knock Cav of his perch? We’ll see.

2012 Giro D’Italia – Stage 1 results
1. Taylor Phinney (BMC)_________10″26″
2. Geraint Thomas (SKY)_________+9″
3. Alex Rasmussen (GRM)_______+13″
4. Manuele Boaro (SAX)_________+15″
5. Gustaf Erik Larsson (VCD)_____+22″
6. Ramunas Navardauskas (GRM)_+22″
7. Brett Lancaster (OGE)_________+23″
8. Marco Pinotti (BMC)___________+24″
9. Jesse Sergent (RNT)__________+26″
10. Nelson Oliveira (RNT)________+27″

17. Ryder Hesjedal (GRM)_______+29″

28. Roman Kreuziger (AST)_______+36″

35. Ivan Basso (LIQ)____________+39″

44. Joaquim Rodriguez (KAT)_____+43″

108. Frank Schleck (RNT)________+59″

124. Damiano Cunego (LAM)_______+1’03”

135. Michele Scarponi (LAM)_____+1’06”

161. John Gadret (ALM)__________+1’16”

168. Mikel Nieve (EUS)__________+1’19”

Full General Classification: Gazzetta official site

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