Hugh Carthy conquers Angliru, Richard Carapaz puts Red back on
Nov 02 2020 01:22 am CET

Hugh Carthy conquers Angliru, Richard Carapaz puts Red back on
Hugh Carthy conquers Angliru, Richard Carapaz puts Red back on
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Hugh Carthy (EF Pro Cycling) has taken the victory of the 12th stage of the Vuelta a España, with the iconic finish in the Alto de l'Angliru. Richard Carapaz crossed the finish line ten seconds ahead of Primoz Roglic and seized back the lead of the General Classification.

The stage with a climbing finish in the already iconic Alto de l'Angliru was 109.4 kilometres long and had a potential of being important in the general classification fight. A group of 20 riders that included Guillaume Martin, Cameron Wurf, Luis Leon Sanchez and Pierre Luc Perichon formed the escape of the day and took an advantage of around two minutes with the peloton.

In the pack, riders like Chris Froome (Ineos Grenadiers) and Robert Gesink (Jumbo-Visma) took the lead to control the pace and the position of their overall candidates. The last of the escapees -Martin and Sanchez- were caught on the first ramps of the Angliru and Jumbo-Visma set a hard pace to make a selection in the peloton until only Jonas Vingegaard, Sepp Kuss, Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma), Dan Martin (Israel Start Up Nation), Enric Mas (Movistar), Michael Woods (EF Pro Cycling), Wout Poels (Bahrain Merida) and Aleksandr Vlasov (Astana) remained.

With 3.5 kilometres to go, Mas launched an attack and left the others behind, but Carthy got to him some metres later. At two kilometres from the finish, Carapaz accelerated and left Roglic struggling behind, continuing until he got to the front duo, but close to the Flamme Rouge, Carthy made his move and dropped the other two.

The Briton crossed the finish line on his own, while Vlasov and Mas did it 16 seconds later. Carapaz managed to arrive to the finish just ahead of Roglic and took back the lead of the General Classification.






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