Stage 12 | Los Corrales de Buelna to Bilbao | Vuelta a España 2016
September 1 | As the Vuelta a España reached Spain’s cycling heartland, the Basque Country, it was a Belgian on an Australian team who won stage twelve to Bilbao. Jens Keukeleire is highly rated but a stage win in a Grand Tour is the biggest result of his career. And it was yet another success for his team, Orica-BikeExchange, who also had Simon Yates on the attack in the closing kilometres.
Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe were in Bilbao for the finish and they were joined on the Telegraph Cycling Podcast by French journalist François Thomazeau. There are interviews with Keukeleire’s sports director, Neil Stephens, and with Team Sky sports director Dario Cioni. Unusually, Sky had two riders in the day’s main break, Peter Kennaugh and David Lopez, which might have left their leader, Chris Froome, isolated. But there was no change overall, with Nairo Quintana keeping the red jersey of overall leader with Froome second at 54 seconds.
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