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

8.7km

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Stage 2 Sunday, May 6

Herning, Denmark

Herning, Demark

206km

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Stage 3

Monday, May 7

Horsens, Denmark

Horsens, Denmark

190km

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Rest day Tuesday, May 8

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Stage 4 Wednesday, May 9

Verona

Verona

32.2km TTT

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Stage 5

Thursday, May 10

Modena

Fano

209km

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Stage 6

Friday, May 11

Urbino

Porto Sant’Elpidio

210km >>>>


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Stage 7

Saturday, May 12

Recanati Rocca di Cambio

205km

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Stage 8

Sunday, May 13 Sulmona

Lago Laceno

229km

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Stage 9 Monday, May 14

San Giorgio del Sannio

Frosinone

166km

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Stage 10

Tuesday, May 15

Civitavecchia

Assisi

186km

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Stage 11

Wednesday, May 16

Assisi

Montecatini Terme

255km

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Stage 12

Thursday, May 17

Seravezza

Sestri Levante

155km >>>>


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Stage 13

Friday, May 18

Savona

Cervere

121km >>>>


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Stage 14

Saturday, May 19

Cherasco

Cervinia 209km >>>>


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Stage 15 Sunday, May 20

Busto Arsizio

Lecco/Pian dei Resinelli

169km >>>>


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Rest day

Monday, May 21

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Stage 16

Tuesday, May 22

Limone sul Garda

Falzes/Pfalzen 173km

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Stage 17

Wednesday, May 23

Falzes/Pfalzen Cortina d’Ampezzo

186km >>>>


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Stage 18

Thursday, May 24

San Vito di Cadore

Vedelago

149km >>>>


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Stage 19

Friday, May 25

Treviso

Alpe di Pampeago/Val di Fiemme

198km >>>>


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Stage 20 Saturday, May 26

Caldes/Val di Sole

Passo dello Stelvio

219km >>>>


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Stage 21

Sunday, May 27

Milan Milan 30.1km ITT

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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

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    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

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    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.