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2012 UCI Road World Championships
Alberto Contador - UCI Road World Championship 2012
Stage 18 May 24, 2012 San Vito di Cadore - Vedelago 139 km Jered Sz: After a ferocious Stage 17, riders will get a veritable rest day on the road to Vedelago. The race will leave the Dolomiti (for a day) and head to the pleasant, warm flatness of the Veneto.
Belgium's Tom Boonen and Philippe Gilbert talking strategy before the final lap
Corey Sez: This stage will see riders slowly climb from the plains of Veneto to the high mountains of South Tyrol. Since the next day will be pretty hard, this stage screams breakaway. Oh yeah! I know these roads well as I live in Bolzano. I'd recommend that fans head straight to Brixen to watch the winner pass by first and stay for a bit. It's a lovely town, like a smaller Bozen without the industrial zone. Also it's a good base for taking in some great cycling.