Giro D’Italia: Stage 12, Top 10 Photos

May 21, 2015
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(Photos: Bettini)

Click here for a full race report from Stage 12 of the Giro d’Italia!

Rolling to the start line for the twelfth stage of the Giro d'Italia.

Rolling to the start line for the twelfth stage of the Giro d’Italia.

Orica-GreenEdge had their bikes on display before the start of Stage 12.

Orica-GreenEdge had their bikes on display before the start of Stage 12.

The leaders of the four classifications received some special treatment before the start of a rainy Stage 12.

The leaders of the four classifications received some special treatment before the start of a rainy Stage 12.

Current GC leader Alberto Contador started the day with an empty water bottle filled with food and other nutrition products.

Current GC leader Alberto Contador started the day with an empty water bottle filled with food and other nutrition products.

Orica-GreenEdge's Simon Gerrans was one of the favorites to win today's stage, but the Australian suffered a crash towards the end of the day and didn't contest the steep uphill finish.

Orica-GreenEdge’s Simon Gerrans was one of the favorites to win today’s stage, but the Australian suffered a crash towards the end of the day and didn’t contest the steep uphill finish.

Franco Pellizotti launched an attack towards the end of the stage, but was eventually reeled back in by the peloton.

Franco Pellizotti launched an attack towards the end of the stage, but was eventually reeled back in by the peloton.

The final kilometer of Stage 12 featured a steep climb to the finish line, and it was BMC's Philippe Gilbert who proved strongest on the day.

The final kilometer of Stage 12 featured a steep climb to the finish line, and it was BMC’s Philippe Gilbert who proved strongest on the day.

Gilbert's impressive performance yielded him a gap on the field which allowed him a moment of celebrate as he crossed the finish line.

Gilbert’s impressive performance yielded him a gap on the field which allowed him a moment of celebrate as he crossed the finish line.

Alberto Contador showed good form by finishing in second place.

Alberto Contador showed good form by finishing in second place.

Astana's Fabio Aru struggled on the day's final climb, giving up 14 seconds to GC leader Alberto Contador. The young Italian sits in second place in the GC standings, 17 seconds behind the Spaniard.

Astana’s Fabio Aru struggled on the day’s final climb, giving up 14 seconds to GC leader Alberto Contador. The young Italian sits in second place in the GC standings, 17 seconds behind the Spaniard.

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