Cycling – Vuelta a Espana ’18 Stage 12: Alexandre Geniez Wins
Alexandre Geniez beat Dylan van Baarle to triumph in a breakaway dash on Stage 12 of the Vuelta an España 2018, while Simon Yates lost his overall lead to Jesus Herrada.
- Geniez and Van Baarle combated against each other in a run, after five riders from the first 18-man breakaway of the day made it to the last kilometer together.
- The Frenchman propelled his run first in front of Dylan Teuns , Victor Campenaerts and Marc Padun, with Dutchman Van Baarle the only rider ready to approach him.
- He was compelled to check his speed near the line, as Geniez was able to hold his speed and take triumph on stage 12; Ag2r’s second triumph of this tour.
Down goes Yates! Did not expect that, but Jesus Herrada, a member of the break away that got 11 minutes ahead of the peloton, takes the red. Yates still in second, but over three minutes behind https://t.co/Uvu7JKdUeT
— Jack Lyons (@JackLyonsJED) September 6, 2018
- Herrada, who sat only 5-45 down in GC and had additionally been a piece of the day’s principle break, which got more than 11 minutes advantage on the peloton, arrived a few minutes after Geniez to remove Simon Yates from the general lead.
- The previous Spanish champ currently drives the general arrangement by 3-22 over second place Yates.
Alexandre Geniez wins stage 12 of the Vuelta a Espana, as Jesus Herrada becomes the 88th Spanish rider in history to don the leader’s jersey.
— CafeRoubaix (@CafeRoubaix) September 6, 2018
Stage 12 Results – Vuelta a España
1. Alexandre Geniez
2. Dylan van Baarle
3. Mark Padun
4. Dylan Teuns
5. Victor Campenaerts
6. Davide Formolo
7. Gianluca Brambilla
8. Dries Devenyns
9. Thomas De Gendt
10. Valerio Conti
According to my latest dream, Alexandre Geniez will win Lombardia on a strade bianche descent. Wearing an Amore & Vita kit. Seems legit.
— Mihai Cazacu (@faustocoppi60) September 23, 2016
General Classification After Stage 12 – Vuelta a España
1. Jesus Herrada
1. Simon Yates
2. Alejandro Valverde
3. Nairo Quintana
4. Ion Izagirre
5. Tony Gallopin
6. Emanuel Buchmann
7. Miguel Angel Lopez
8. Rigoberto Uran
9. Steven Kruijswijk
— EF Education First – Drapac p/b Cannondale (@Ride_Argyle) September 6, 2018
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