Vuelta 2014: Degenkolb takes third, Bouhanni crashes
Thursday, September 4 - Stage 12 is a criterium in Logroño with eight times a 20.8 kilometres circuit and the outcome is as expected - a bunch sprint. Nacer Bouhanni is involved in a crash in the last few kilometres, after which the unthreatened John Degenkolb catapults himself to the win. Tom Boonen is second. (Slideshow route/profile)
Vuelta 2014: Results 12th stage
1. John Degenkolb (Ger)
2. Tom Boonen (bel) s.t.
3. Jacopo Guarnieri (ita) s.t.
4. Peter Sagan (Svk) s.t.
5. Maximiliano Richeze (arg) s.t.
6. Yannick Martinez (fra) s.t.
7. Lloyd Mondory (fra) s.t.
8. Fabian Cancellara (Swi) s.t.
9. Jasper Stuyven (bel) s.t.
10. Guillaume Boivin (can) s.t.
GC after 12th stage
1. Alberto Contador (spa)
2. Alejandro Valverde (spa) + 0.20
3. Rigoberto Uran (col) + 1.08
4. Chris Froome (gbr) + 1.21
5. Joaquim Rodriguez (spa) + 1.35
6. Samuel Sanchez (spa) + 1.52
7. Fabio Aru (ita) + 2.13
8. Winner Anacona (col) + 2.22
9. Robert Gesink (Nld) + 2.55
10. Damiano Caruso (ita) + 3.51
11. Daniel Martin (Irl) + 3.59
12. Daniel Navarro (spa) + 4.26
13. Warren Barguil (fra) +4.56
14. Wilco Kelderman (Nld) + 5.00
Only 3 kilometres done and Matthias Krizek decides it’s time to go solo. The man from Austria rides to a maximum gain of over 9 minutes and no sprinter’s team has got a problem with it. Piece of cake to reel in such a lone wolf (unless he’s called Tony Martin).
When the time has come FDJ starts the chase, slowly yet deliberately, and with 12 kilometres left Krizek is caught.
Due to a crash in the finale a group of only ten riders is left for the sprint. John Degenkolb takes his chances and powers to the win, whilst Tom Boonen finishes second.
Vuelta 2014 stage 12: Images and more
Click on the images to zoom
Watch the highlights of recent races here:
Related articles The Route - Vuelta 2014 Riders and teams - Vuelta 2014 Withdrawals - Vuelta 2014 Results - Vuelta 2014 Favourites - Vuelta 2014 More articles
Giro 2021: Ewan wins in Termoli, Valter stays in pink
Giro 2021 Route stage 8: Foggia - Guardia Sanframondi
Giro 2021 Favourites stage 8: Attackers with climbing legs
Giro 2021: Withdrawals
Giro 2021: The Route
Giro 2021: Riders
Giro 2021: GC Favourites
Giro 2021 Route stage 7: Notaresco - Termoli
Giro 2021 Route stage 9: Castel di Sangro - Campo Felice
Giro 2021 Favourites stage 9: Steep and unpaved finale
Giro 2021 Route stage 10: L'Aquila - Foligno
Giro 2021 Favourites stage 10: Sprint in Foligno
Giro 2021 Route stage 11: Perugia - Montalcino
Giro 2021 Favourites stage 11: For Strade Bianche specialists
Giro 2021 Route stage 12: Siena - Bagno di Romagna
Giro 2021 Favourites stage 12: Attrition race with downhill finale
Giro 2021 Route stage 13: Ravenna - Verona
Giro 2021 Favourites stage 13: Sprint in Verona
Giro 2021 Route stage 14: Cittadella - Zoncolan
Giro 2021 Favourites stage 14: Battle of Zoncolan
Giro 2021 Route stage 15: Grado - Gorizia
Giro 2021 Route stage 16: Sacile - Cortina d’Ampezzo
Giro 2021 Favourites stage 16: Attrition race with 5,700 climbing metres
Tour de France 2021: The Route
Tour de France 2021: Riders
Cycling Calendar 2021
Vuelta 2021: The Route
Like our Facebook page and stay on top of all pro-race information!