Giro d'Italia (st. 12)
Costa Rican takes 3rd place at Sestri Levante’s finish following his second breakaway in the Giro – Movistar Team now leads teams’ classification
Already at the front last Saturday with a 200-kilometer attempt en route to the Giro’s first summit finish for the 2012 edition, Andrey Amador contested the day’s victory once again on stage twelve in the Corsa Rosa, 155 kilometers from Seravezza to Sestri Levante where the Costa Rican made part of the 7-man attempt fighting for the triumph. Amador ended up in 3rd place after an exciting finale, where the young Center American cyclist showed his courage with a strong attack in the final ascent into the route, Villa Tassani (Cat. 3), to escape from the group together with Sandy Casar (FDJ) and Ivan Santaromita (BMC), the two best GC riders in the short field.
However, the leading trio was unable to keep clear of their pursuiters and, after a carousel of attacks, Dane Lars Bak (LTB) took a handful of meters for the solo win over the other escapees, on the front for more than 100k. With no major changes in the overall –despite Casar and Santaromita jumping within the first ten, what leaves Intxausti currently into 7th spot-, the race will hold tomorrow -stage 13, only 121k from Savona to Cervere- its last flat stage before the mountainous duo for this weekend. The superb performances by Movistar Team in previous days have got the telephone squad on top of the teams’ overall classification.