Geniez seals hat-trick of stages in the Vuelta a Espana

Alexandre Geniez (AG2R La Mondiale) on the podium after winning stage 12 at the 2018 Vuelta a Espana

Alexandre Geniez ( AG2R La Mondiale ) added another breakaway stage win in the Vuelta a España to his already hefty palmares on Thursday during stage 12 - and this on a day he said that he had not expected any kind of long-distance move to stick. Although Geniez has three top 15 placings in the Giro d’Italia GC, all three of Geniez Grand Tour stage wins to date have come in the Vuelta a España. This time round, the Frenchman managed to outpace Dylan Van Baarle (Team Sky) in a finale he described as extremely tactical for the 13th win of his career. After Tony Gallopin’s stage win in Pozo Alcon, this was the second victory of the Vuelta a España for AG2R La Mondiale, on a stage which Geniez said was “not one I thought would end in a breakaway victory.” But, he recounted, after Quick Step Floors ...

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