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Roman Kreuziger wins Stage 19

Updated: May 25, 2012, 1:39 PM ET
Associated Press

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy -- Roman Kreuziger won the 19th stage of Giro d'Italia on Friday, and Joaquin Rodriguez retained the overall lead.

With a superb final climb, Kreuziger finished the penultimate mountain leg of the Giro in 6 hours, 18 minutes and 2 seconds. Ryder Hesjedal was 19 seconds behind.

Rodriguez finished third. His advantage over Hesjedal in the overall standings was down to 17 seconds.

It marked one of the toughest stages in this year's Giro. It featured five categorized ...

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