Benedetti pips Dunbar to Giro d’Italia stage 12 win as Polanc takes pink jersey

  • Ireland’s Eddie Dunbar overtaken on final climb at Pinerolo
  • Jan Polanc takes overall lead from team-mate Valerio Conti

Ireland’s Eddie Dunbar had to settle for third place as Cesare Benedetti took victory on stage 12 of the Giro d’Italia, as Valerio Conti passed the pink jersey to his UAE-Team Emirates colleague, Jan Polanc.

The 22-year-old from County Cork, riding for Team Ineos, was among five riders from left from a 25-man breakaway to reach the final climb in Pinerolo together after the group had splintered on the imposing Montoso ascent.

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