Road: Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) took note of the twelfth stage, his second stage victory in this year’s Edition of the Vuelta a España. Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Pro Team Astana) climbed up on the podium in the abstract.
The Lord sat on Daniele Bennatis (Team Leopard-Trek) wheels when the target in Pontevedra approached. Bennati was helped by Fabian Cancellara with pulling up the stretch, when the Swiss was finished with its job in front of the lead drug Bennati started from the location. It helped but not, Slovakia in the Italian team turned quickly out on the left wing and passed the Italian.
Sagan won before John Degenkolb (HTC-Highroad), while Daniele Bennati was not better than third. Something that should worry the Italian ahead of the upcoming World Cup race in Copenhagen.
The conclusion to the case of Pontevedra was technical and speed in the peloton was high. This meant that the peloton burst up. Many of the top riders for the abstract was sitting too far back and lost valuable seconds to the Fredrik Kessiakoff who rolled in goal as eleven. The Swede is impressive not just in the rough terrain, he is absolutely right on the lighter stages and have this far into the race not lost unnecessary seconds to its competitors.
Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) dropped four seconds and leading Bradley Wiggins (Sky Procycling) lost five seconds on the Swede.
1 Bradley Wiggins (Stbr) Sky Procycling 46:53:47
2 Christopher Froome (Stbr) Sky Procycling + 0:07
3 Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Pro Team Astana + 0:09
4 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale + 0:10
5 Jakob Fuglsang (Dan) Leopard Trek + 0:19
Bauke Mollema (Ned) 6, Rabobank Cycling Team + 0:36
7 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek + 1:06
8 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Geox-TMC + 1:27
9. Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Team RadioShack + 1:53
10 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team RadioShack + 2:00