Accountant Follows Leader

Italian EP were dominated the Davide Apollonio (Sky) and Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre). Stage were no significant changes in the general after 12. The British runner Mark Cavendish, of the HTC-High Road, adjudged the twelfth stage of Giro of Italy, disputed between Castelfidardo and Ravenna on 184 kilometers, after beating to the Italian Sprint to the Davide Apollonio (Sky) and Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre), secondly and third party, respectively. Cavendish obtained his second victory of stage in the present edition of the Italian round. A fall produced in the squad in the last kilometer benefitted the Italian, since it caused that the group cut itself and caused that other sprinters, as Windy the Fran Spanish (Team Movistar), would stay themselves without options to fight by the stage. ‘ sprint’ they hardly ended up disputing it a group of ten cyclists who remained cut in race head. Besides Cavendish, another specialist as Alessandro Petacchi were strained in this privileged group, although finally finished third party.

Although the victory of stage was decided to ‘ sprint’ , an escape, forged from kilometer 5 of race, was not far from ending up fructifying, since the escaped cuatros were neutralized to 15 kilometers of goal. The Spanish Miguel Mnguez (Euskaltel), the Michal Pole Gullets (Vancasoleil-DCM), the Dutch Stef Clement (Rabobank) and the Italian Davide Ricci Bitti (Farnese Vini-Neri Sottoli), ended up yielding to the strong rate with which they were throwing of the squad the companions of Cavendish of the HTC-Highroad. With this second victory, seventh that obtains in all the editions of Giro that has disputed, Cavendish takes leave east year of the Italian round, since from now on the level stages open the way to the mountain, where the Briton is not especially comfortable. On the other hand, in a stage in which there have been no differences in the general, Alberto Accountant has not had problems to dnder ‘ maglia’ rose one more a day. Now the mountain arrives, land prrido of the one of Pinto and where it can increase the advantage with his pursuers. And it is that this Friday thirteenth stage will suppose, after the ascent to the Etna, the second acid test for the climbers. The cyclists will cross 167 kilometers between the localities of Spilimbergo and Grossglockner, arrival in stop to almost 2,000 meters (1.908) of height.