Stage 10 of the 2012 Giro d'Italia is another medium mountains stage, but it won't likely have as much impact as the previous medium mountains. There are a lot of little climbs and an uphill finish, but none of them are likely long enough to see an attacker put serious time gaps on his rivals.
Still, 186 kilometers of rolling terrain means a lot of opportunities for something unexpected. Serious time gaps are unlikely, but Katusha's Joaquin Rodriguez is only nine seconds behind Garmin-Barracuda's Ryder Hesjedal. The weather looks to be clear and Hesjedal is unlikely to be caught napping, but with so many climbs comes so many descents, and there's always risk of a crash. The Giro has seen one successful breakaway this year, on a stage with a very similar profile to Tuesday's ride, so some of the more daring younger riders may take a shot at glory. The Italians in the race have been particularly aggressive off the front, for obvious reasons.
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