Vuelta a Espana 2018 Stage 12: Alexander Geniez wins from the day's breakaway

Vuelta a Espana 2018 Stage 12: Alexander Geniez wins from the day's breakaway

Sam Challis 6 Sep 2018 Simon Yates cedes the red jersey to a breakaway rider, Cofidis' Jesus Herrada Alexander Geniez prevails from a select group that accelerated off the day's original breakaway with 20km to go. He rode strongly over the rolling final kilometres and outpowered his fellow breakaway companions near the line to take Stage 12 of the 2018 Vuelta a Espana. Despite not being billed as such, Stage 12 turned into a hard day out for peloton - lumpy terrain and fast speeds combined with gusting winds and rain as the Vuelta wound up from Mondonedo to Faro de Estaca de Bares in the Iberian Peninsula. A large break formed early on the first categorized climb of the day and built a considerable lead over the peloton, which was policed by red jersey wearer Simon Yates' Mitchelton-Scott team. With the team seemingly content to maintain a big disadvantage ...

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