Welcome to Cycling Weekly’s coverage of the Giro d’Italia 2012, which starts in Denmark on Saturday, May 5, and concludes three weeks later in Milan on Sunday, May 27.

This page serves as a hub for all of our coverage of the 2012 Giro, from stage previews to reports and analysis; from latest news to photo galleries from top cycling photographer Graham Watson.

Keep checking back for breaking news, race reports and analysis over the next three weeks as we follow the contenders in their battle for the pink jersey.

Cycling Weekly magazine will also be rounding-up the biggest stories, race analysis and star interviews every week.

For more information on this year’s race, see Giro d’Italia 2012: The Big Preview>>

Giro d’Italia 2012: Stages

Stage Date From To Length Preview Report Photos
Stage 1 Saturday, May 5 Herning, Denmark

Herning, Denmark





Stage 2 Sunday, May 6

Herning, Denmark

Herning, Demark





Stage 3

Monday, May 7

Horsens, Denmark

Horsens, Denmark




Rest day Tuesday, May 8

Stage 4 Wednesday, May 9



32.2km TTT




Stage 5

Thursday, May 10







Stage 6

Friday, May 11


Porto Sant’Elpidio

210km >>>>



Stage 7

Saturday, May 12

Recanati Rocca di Cambio





Stage 8

Sunday, May 13 Sulmona

Lago Laceno



>>>> >>>>

Stage 9 Monday, May 14

San Giorgio del Sannio






Stage 10

Tuesday, May 15







Stage 11

Wednesday, May 16


Montecatini Terme





Stage 12

Thursday, May 17


Sestri Levante

155km >>>>



Stage 13

Friday, May 18



121km >>>>



Stage 14

Saturday, May 19


Cervinia 209km >>>>



Stage 15 Sunday, May 20

Busto Arsizio

Lecco/Pian dei Resinelli

169km >>>>



Rest day

Monday, May 21

Stage 16

Tuesday, May 22

Limone sul Garda

Falzes/Pfalzen 173km




Stage 17

Wednesday, May 23

Falzes/Pfalzen Cortina d’Ampezzo

186km >>>>


Stage 18

Thursday, May 24

San Vito di Cadore


149km >>>>



Stage 19

Friday, May 25


Alpe di Pampeago/Val di Fiemme

198km >>>>



Stage 20 Saturday, May 26

Caldes/Val di Sole

Passo dello Stelvio

219km >>>>



Stage 21

Sunday, May 27

Milan Milan 30.1km ITT




Giro d’Italia 2012: Latest news

Rodriguez reflects on Giro d’Italia near miss

Hesjedal celebrates hard-fought Giro win

Cavendish misses out on Giro red jersey by one point

Giro welcomes prospect of Canadian winner

Sky birthday boys put party on hold

Phinney aiming for Giro final time trial win

Hesjedal edges closer to being first Canadian Giro winner

Eisel rues missed sprint chances at Giro

Still an ‘opportunity’ for Uran to win Giro

Guardini speechless after win against Cavendish

Kennaugh withdraws from Giro, next stop Olympics

Giro’s Stelvio stage may be shortened due to weather

Izagirre wins on Grand Tour debut

Cavendish silences Cipollini

Sky tightens grip on white jersey

Rodriguez versus Hesjedal in Giro title fight

Cavendish’s Sky lead-out still on learning curve

Orica-GreenEdge to strengthen sprint train in Tour de France

Schleck struggles on with dislocated shoulder

Rodriguez up against more experienced rivals in Giro

Bak from worker to winner at the Giro

Giro d’Italia 2012: Live coverage

Giro d’Italia 2012 live text coverage and schedule

Giro d’Italai 2012 stage 13 live text coverage

Giro d’Italia 2012 stage 12 live text coverage

Giro d’Italia 2012 stage 10 live text coverage

Giro d’Italia 2012 stage six live text coverage

Giro d’Italia 2012 stage four live text coverage

Giro d’Italia 2012: Stage reports

Stage 21: Hesjedal wins 2012 Giro d’Italia overall as Pinotti wins final time trial

Stage 20: De Gendt conquers Stelvio to win stage

Stage 19: Kreuziger bounces back with Giro stage win

Stage 18: Guardini beats Cavendish in final Giro sprint

Stage 17: Rodriguez wins stage to consolidate lead

Stage 16: Izagirre claims Basque breakaway victory

Stage 15: Rabottini takes tough win in Giro

Stage 14: Amador wins Giro’s first high mountain stage as Hesjedal reclaims lead

Stage 13: Cavendish makes it three

Stage 12: Bak attacks to win

Stage 11: Ferrari wins Giro stage on ride to redemption

Stage 10: Rodriguez wins thrilling finale to take lead

Stage nine: Ventoso wins in Frosinone as Goss and Cavendish fall

Stage eight: Pozzovivo takes another Giro win

Stage seven: Hesjedal moves into Giro lead

Stage six: Rubiano solos to epic Giro stage win

Stage five: Cavendish bounces back for another stage win

Stage four: Garmin-Barracuda win TTT to take lead

Stage three: Goss wins in Horsens as Cavendish and Phinney crash

Stage two: Cavendish wins in Herning

Stage one: Phinney wins time trial

Giro d’Italia 2012: Photo galleries

Stage 21 photo gallery

Stage 20 photo gallery

Stage 19 photo gallery

Stage 18 photo gallery

Stage 17 photo gallery

Stage 16 photo gallery

Stage 15 photo gallery

Stage 14 photo gallery

Stage 13 photo gallery

Stage 12 photo gallery

Stage 11 photo gallery

Stage 10 photo gallery

Stage nine photo gallery

Stage eight photo gallery

Stage seven photo gallery

Stage six photo gallery

Stage five photo gallery

Stage four photo gallery

Stage three photo gallery

Stage two photo gallery

Stage one photo gallery

Giro d’Italia 2012: Blogs

Charly Wegelius’ Giro blog: The difference between winning and losing

Charly Wegelius’ Giro blog: Conserving energy for the final week

Charly Wegelius’ Giro blog: Holding on to the lead

Charly Wegelius’ Giro blog: Getting the team time trial right

Giro moto blog: Hurray for rest day

Giro moto blog: Stage 10

Giro d’Italia 2012: Teams and riders

Giro d’Italia 2012 start list

Giro d’Italia 2012: TV guide

Giro d’Italia 2012: British Eurosport TV schedule

Related links

Giro d’Italia 2012: The Big Preview

Cycling Weekly’s Giro d’Italia section

Giro d’Italia 2012: Older news items

Cavendish disappointed to lose Giro stage in Montecatini Terme

Goss shaping up as Orica-GreenEdge leader

Hesjedal happy with Giro performance despite losing lead

Pinotti alters Giro plans after losing time in mountains

Pozzato apologises for role in causing crash

Hesjedal has tough day as Giro leader

Schleck building form in Giro for final week in Alps

English speakers on top

Giro favourites to make move in first mountain finish

Malori will relish time in Giro lead

Sky’s Giro team time trial disappointment

Phinney’s terrible day sees Giro lead slip away

Teams ready for Giro’s team time trial

Phinney given all-clear after Giro crash

Ferrari should be ashamed of Giro sprint, says Cavendish

Giro remembers Wouter Weylandt

Cavendish and Thomas a winning combo, says Brailsford

Geraint Thomas narrowly misses out on Giro lead

Phinney realises Giro dream

Thomas and Phinney talk Giro d’Italia time trial

Kennaugh enters Giro with least amount of racing miles

Cavendish faces first Grand Tour as World Champ and father

Frank Schleck’s last minute Giro adventure

Swift out of Giro after training crash

Giro d’Italia 2012: Who will win?

Sky to battle for Giro’s team time trial

Hesjedal aims for Giro win

Giro d’Italia 2012: Start list

Cavendish, Thomas, Kennaugh, Swift and Stannard for Giro

Giro d’Italia 2012: Jerseys unveiled

Giro d’Italia organiser announces wildcard teams for 2012

Giro d’Italia 2012 route revealed

External link

Giro d’Italia official website

  • dai bananas brother

    some of us would like to switch him off permanently. Lucky you Bring back Mike (as above) and Dave (Fish) Duffield!!

  • Mike Smith

    Try Channel 411: Eurosport2 UK

  • dennis mccracken

    hi wondered if you could help. I have until recently watched cycling coverage on Eurosport International commentary with David Harmon @ Sean Kelly. This transmission has been switched off in its present form and I wondered if you have information,knowledge or advice you could offer on how to continue receiving the E.S. international transmission with messers Harmon Kelly et.al. perhaps new eqp. etc. I am sure i am not the only cycling weekly reader and viewer caught in this position so could be an issue of interest for other readers. I would be very grateful if you could offer any help or guidance on how to proceed. Many Thanks, Dennis mccracken.