Stage 12 | Forlì to Reggio Emilia | Giro d’Italia 2017

May 18, 2017, 07:21 PM

After three explosive days – the day to Blockhaus, the time trial and then Wednesday’s hilly stage – the 100th Giro d’Italia calmed down again.

A three-man break on the road from Forlì to Reggio Emilia was never likely to succeed, and so it proved. At the finish, the bunch was all back together and Fernando Gaviria, the 22-year-old Colombian sprinter, won his third stage of the race.

In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the race and the likelihood of Gaviria winning again tomorrow and taking the ciclamino jersey all the way to Milan to cap a brilliant first grand tour.

We hear from Luca Scinto, Filippo Pozzato and Stefano Zanatta about the Italian teams’ woes.

Mark Cavendish is the latest star to take a trip in our Maserati Quattroporte, there’s the second part of our Laurens Ten Dam interview and voting for the second Pédaleur de Charme opens.

The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science in Sport.