Marczynski takes his second win in La Vuelta as Chris Froome crashes

Tomasz Marczynski vuelta 2017 stage 12

Tomasz Marczynski (Lotto Soudal) claimed his second stage victory in the 2017 Vuelta a Espana on Thursday, while Chris Froome suffered a difficult day, crashing near the end of the stage.

Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) attacked on the last climb of the day. Edward Theuns joined Contador to help him on the way to the finish line.

Chris Froome (Team Sky) had a mechanical problem followed by a fall without any serious consequences, but with a substantial loss of time.

Froome’s Sky teammates Mikel Nieve and Wout Poels helped him limit the damage, but he couldn’t bridge the gap back to the Nibali group. The race leader lost lost 42 seconds to Contador and 20 to the other favourites, keeping the red jersey for another day.

“It’s never nice to lose time, but I have a fantastic team around me. I had two teammates with me all the way to the end,” added Froome.

“The Vuelta is not over yet and there are a lot of big days ahead.

“The race is not over until we reach Madrid. I just need to be at my best every day now.”

Vuelta a Espana 2017 – stage 12 results (Motril – Antequera Los Dólmenes):

1Tomasz Marczynski (Lotto Soudal)


2Omar Fraile (Dimension Data)


3Jose Joaquin Rojas (Movistar)


4Pawel Poljanski (Bora-hansgrohe)


5Stef Clement (LottoNl-Jumbo)


6Brendan Canty (Cannondale-Drapac)


7Anthony Perez (Cofidis)


8Jan Poland (UAE Team Emirates)


9Andreas Schillinger (Bora-hansgrohe)


10David Arroyo (Caja Rural – Seguros RGA)


11Peter Koning (Aqua Blue Sport)


12Julien Duval (AG2R)


13Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo)


14Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNl-Jumbo)


15Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana)


16David De La Cruz (Quick-Step Floors)


17Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain Merida)


18Esteban Chaves (Orica-Scott)


19Nicolas Roche (BMC)


20Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin)



General classification after stage 12:

1Chris Froome (Team Sky)


2Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain Merida)


3Esteban Chaves (Orica-Scott)


4David De La Cruz (Quick-Step Floors)


5Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb)


6Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin)


7Fabio Aru (Astana)


8Michael Woods (Cannondale-Drapac)


9Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo)


10Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana)


11Nicolas Roche (BMC)


12Tejay Van Garderen (BMC)


13Sam Women (Team Sunweb)


14Wout Poels (Team Sky)


15Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNl-Jumbo)


16Louis Meintjes (UAE Team Emirates)


17Mikel Nieve (Team Sky)


18Sergio Pardilla (Caja Rural – Seguros RGA)


19Igor Anton (Dimension Data)


20Darwin Atapuma (UAE Team Emirates)



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