Magnus Cort Nielsen won stage 12 of the Vuelta an Espana on Thursday on a 175km go through bright Andalucia, a day subsequent to being thwarted in a long reach bid only 200m from home.
EF-Nippo’s Cort Nielsen additionally won stage six, and beat Andrea Bagioli and Michael Matthews in a decreased run after their gathering had pulled in a four man escape as the race entered the downtown area roads of Cordoba.
There was no adjustment of the general rankings as Norway’s Odd Christian Eiking held the lead by 58sec on Guillaume Martin and 1min 56sec on champion Primoz Roglic.
The uneven run was set apart by extreme warmth of 35C (95F) and two falls, one of them caused as around 20 riders basically followed another rider’s misinterpreted line cycle a corner.
Both Roglic and Ineos’ Adam Yates wound up going overwhelmed with passion into the side of the road residue and brambles and both took a couple of seconds to brush themselves down.
For some time it seemed a departure would again win a phase as a grasp including Romain Bardet, Giulio Ciccone and Sergio Henao battled to question the finale.
However, Matthews’ Australian group Bike Exchange drove the charge to pull them in just to see the EF rider Cort Nielsen, who had held his head as the day progressed, unexpectedly climb the field and outperform everybody.
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