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2012 Giro d'Italia Stage 16: Joaquim Rodriguez Tries To Extend Lead

After a day of rest on Monday, the cyclists return to the course on Tuesday in Stage 16. This stage -- a medium mountain stage that spans 173 kilometers -- will take the riders from Limone sul Garda to Falzes/Pfalzen.

Related: Giro d'Italia 2012 Results: Matteo Rabottini Captures Stage Victory; Joaquim Rodriguez Regains Maglia Rosa

Stage 16 features a steep but brief climb near the beginning before it settles into a more gradual incline. There are more steep inclines as the riders approach the end, which makes for a challenging finish. For a map and additional information on Stage 16, visit this link.

Here is the current top 10 for general classification:

Pos. Name Country Team Time d
1 Joaquim Rodriguez ESP KAT 65:11:07 0:00
2 Ryder Hesjedal CAN GRM 65:11:37 0:30
3 Ivan Basso ITA LIQ 65:12:29 1:22
4 Paolo Tiralongo ITA AST 65:12:33 1:26
5 Roman Kreuziger CZE AST 65:12:34 1:27
6 Michele Scarponi ITA LAM 65:12:43 1:36
7 Benat Intxausti Elorriaga ESP MOV 65:12:49 1:42
8 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya COL SKY 65:13:02 1:55
9 Dario Cataldo ITA OPQ 65:13:19 2:12
10 Sandy Casar FRA FDJ 65:13:20 2:13

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