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2014 Vuelta a España

69th Edition: August 23 - September 14, 2014

Stage 12 results

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Thursday, Sept 4: Logroño - Logroño, 166.4 km

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John Degenkolb

John Degenkolb wins stage 12. Photo ©Sirotti

The Race: Given that this was a completely flat stage, eight circuits of 20.8 km, a sprint finish had to be assumed. In fact, in 2012 when a similar course was used here, John Degenkolb was the winner.

Almost as soon at the two-kilometer neutralized section was completed, Cannondale rider Matthias Krizek took off alone. The peloton was in no mood to race hard today and Krizek was given and took a lot of rope, eventually gaining a gap of nearly nine minutes.

With about 75 kilometers to go, both FDJ and Giant-Shimano put a rider at the front of the peloton to start bringing Krizek back. But no one got too excited about the task. By the start of the final lap Krizek still had 83 seconds.

But by then the the fight for the front had become serious and the speed was really ramping up. Krizek was caught with twelve kilometers to go.

As the race sped to the finish, Tinkoff-Saxo stayed at the front, keeping race leader Alberto Contador out of trouble. And trouble came, big time, in the form of a a crash at the final corner. A lot of the the big-name sprinters went down, including Nacer Bouhanni and Andrea Guardini.

Lampre sprinter Roberto Ferrari went early, but John Degenkolb fighting off a determined Tom Boonen flew by him. Boonen kept coming, but Degenkiolb was not to be denied today as he won his third stage of this year's Vuelta.

The top GC men finished in the front group and Alberto Contador remains the overall leader with Alejandro Valverde second At 20 seconds.

Complete Stage 12 results:

Crashed riders were given the same time as John Degenkolb (+ 0"), though they finished later than riders given slower times.

Winner's average speed: 39.7 km/hr

1 John Degenkolb Team Giant - Shimano 4hr 11min 18sec
2 Tom Boonen Omega Pharma - Quick-Step
3 Jacopo Guarnieri Astana Pro Team
4 Peter Sagan Cannondale Pro Cycling
5 Maximiliano Ariel Richeze  Lampre Merida
6 Yannick Martinez Team Europcar
7 Lloyd Mondory AG2R La Mondiale
8 Fabian Cancellara Trek Factory Racing
9 Jasper Stuyven Trek Factory Racing
10 Guillaume Boivin Cannondale Pro Cycling
11 Yauheni Hutarovich AG2R La Mondiale
12 Ramon Sinkeldam Team Giant - Shimano
13 Gregory Henderson Lotto Belisol
14 Roberto Ferrari Lampre Merida
15 Daniele Bennati Tinkoff - Saxo
16 Warren Barguil Team Giant - Shimano
17 Jens Debusschere Lotto Belisol
18 Samuel Sánchez BMC Racing Team
19 Alberto Contador Tinkoff - Saxo
20 Daniel Martin Garmin Sharp
21 Christopher Froome Team SKY
22 Alejandro Valverde Movistar Team
23 Gorka Izagirre Movistar Team
24 Francesco Lasca Caja Rural Seguros RGA
25 Romain Sicard Team Europcar
26 Romain Zingle Cofidis Solutions Crédits
27 Martin Velits Omega Pharma - Quick-Step
28 Wilco Kelderman Belkin Pro Cycling Team
29 Robert Gesink Belkin Pro Cycling Team
30 Dominik Nerz BMC Racing Team
31 Damiano Caruso Cannondale Pro Cycling
32 Koen De Kort Team Giant - Shimano
33 Jacques Van Rensburg MTN - Qhubeka
34 Maciej Bodnar Cannondale Pro Cycling
35 Brett Lancaster Orica GreenEdge
36 Paul Martens Belkin Pro Cycling Team
37 Mikel Nieve Team SKY
38 Pim Ligthart Lotto Belisol
39 David Arroyo Caja Rural Seguros RGA
40 Fabio Aru Astana Pro Team
41 Andre Fernando Cardoso Garmin Sharp
42 Michael Matthews Orica GreenEdge
43 Daniel Moreno Team Katusha
44 Vasil Kiryienka Team SKY
45 Johan Van Summeren Garmin Sharp
46 Maxime Monfort Lotto Belisol
47 Winner Anacona Lampre Merida
48 Philippe Gilbert BMC Racing Team
49 Eduard Vorganov Team Katusha
50 Rigoberto Uran Omega Pharma - Quick-Step
51 Guillaume Levarlet Cofidis Solutions Crédits
52 Tanel Kangert Astana Pro Team
53 Andrey Zeits Astana Pro Team
54 Daniel Teklehaimanot MTN - Qhubeka
55 Paolo Tiralongo Astana Pro Team
56 Cadel Evans BMC Racing Team
57 Maarten Tjallingii Belkin Pro Cycling Team
58 Robert Wagner Belkin Pro Cycling Team
59 Chris Anker Sörensen  Tinkoff - Saxo
60 Filippo Pozzato Lampre Merida
61 Joaquin Rodriguez Team Katusha
62 Gianluca Brambilla Omega Pharma - Quick-Step
63 Francisco Javier Aramendia  Caja Rural Seguros RGA
64 Danilo Wyss BMC Racing Team
65 Przemyslaw Niemiec Lampre Merida
66 Sergio Pardilla MTN - Qhubeka
67 Dario Cataldo Team SKY
68 Adam Hansen Lotto Belisol
69 Jimmy Engoulvent Team Europcar
70 Paolo Longo Borghini Cannondale Pro Cycling
71 Stef Clement Belkin Pro Cycling Team
72 Ivan Rovny Tinkoff - Saxo
73 Patrick Gretsch AG2R La Mondiale
74 Christophe Le Mevel Cofidis Solutions Crédits
75 Gert Joeaar Cofidis Solutions Crédits
76 Tony Martin Omega Pharma - Quick-Step
77 Jesse Sergent Trek Factory Racing
78 Luis Angel Mate  Cofidis Solutions Crédits
79 Daniel Navarro Cofidis Solutions Crédits
80 Alberto Losada Team Katusha
81 Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin MTN - Qhubeka
82 Andrey Amador Movistar Team
83 Alexandr Kolobnev Team Katusha
84 Adriano Malori Movistar Team
85 Johan Le Bon FDJ.fr
86 Christian Knees Team SKY
87 Chad Haga Team Giant - Shimano
88 Nikias Arndt Team Giant - Shimano
89 Kanstantsin Siutsou Team SKY
90 Martijn Keizer Belkin Pro Cycling Team
91 Yaroslav Popovych Trek Factory Racing
92 Jesús Hernández Tinkoff - Saxo
93 Oliver Zaugg Tinkoff - Saxo
94 Imanol Erviti Movistar Team
95 Laurens Ten Dam Belkin Pro Cycling Team
96 Dan Craven Team Europcar
97 Manuel Quinziato BMC Racing Team
98 Karol Domagalski Caja Rural Seguros RGA
99 Sergei Chernetski Team Katusha
100 Sébastien Turgot AG2R La Mondiale
101 Antonio Piedra Caja Rural Seguros RGA
102 Sébastien Hinault IAM Cycling
103 Johannes Fröhlinger Team Giant - Shimano
104 George Bennett Cannondale Pro Cycling
105 Jerome Coppel Cofidis Solutions Crédits
106 Javier Moreno Movistar Team
107 José Herrada Movistar Team
108 Lawrence Warbasse BMC Racing Team
109 Jose Rodolfo Serpa Lampre Merida
110 Elia Favilli Lampre Merida
111 Damien Gaudin AG2R La Mondiale
112 Vegard Breen Lotto Belisol
113 Natnael Berhane Team Europcar
114 Haimar Zubeldia Trek Factory Racing
115 Bob Jungels Trek Factory Racing
116 Giampaolo Caruso Team Katusha
117 Rinaldo Nocentini AG2R La Mondiale
118 Kristof Vandewalle Trek Factory Racing
119 Esteban Chaves Orica GreenEdge
120 Fabio Felline Trek Factory Racing
121 Luis Mas Bonet Caja Rural Seguros RGA
122 Wouter Poels Omega Pharma - Quick-Step
123 Marcel Aregger IAM Cycling
124 Vicente Reynes IAM Cycling
125 Mikel Landa Astana Pro Team
126 Amets Txurruka Caja Rural Seguros RGA
127 Sander Armee Lotto Belisol
128 Daniil Fominykh Astana Pro Team
129 Jurgen Van Den Broeck Lotto Belisol
130 Matteo Tosatto Tinkoff - Saxo
131 Damiano Cunego Lampre Merida
132 Gerald Ciolek MTN - Qhubeka
133 Maxime Mederel Team Europcar
134 Jonathan Castroviejo Movistar Team
135 Kristian Sbaragli MTN - Qhubeka
136 Koldo Fernández Garmin Sharp
137 Bart De Clercq Lotto Belisol
138 Miguel Paulinho Sergio Tinkoff - Saxo
139 Jaco Venter MTN - Qhubeka
140 Vincent Jerome Team Europcar
141 Anthony Roux FDJ.fr
142 Hubert Dupont AG2R La Mondiale
143 Carlos Alberto Betancur  AG2R La Mondiale
144 Yohan Bagot Cofidis Solutions Crédits
145 Andrew Talansky Garmin Sharp @ 1min 54sec
146 Nathan Brown Garmin Sharp  
147 Valerio Conti Lampre Merida + 0"
148 Michael Valgren Andersen  Tinkoff - Saxo + 1' 54''
149 Luke Rowe Team SKY  
150 Julian David Arredondo   Trek Factory Racing  
151 León Sánchez Luis Caja Rural Seguros RGA + 0''
152 Robert Thomson Jay MTN - Qhubeka + 1' 54''
153 Louis Meintjes MTN - Qhubeka + 0"
154 Jonathan Fumeaux IAM Cycling + 0''
155 Romain Hardy Cofidis Solutions Crédits + 2' 02''
156 Alexey Lutsenko Astana Pro Team + 2' 11''
157 Dmitry Kozontchuk Team Katusha  
158 Yury Trofimov Team Katusha  
159 Pirmin Lang IAM Cycling + 0''
160 Mitchell Docker Orica GreenEdge + 0''
161 Sam Bewley Orica GreenEdge + 0''
162 Carlos Verona Omega Pharma - Quick-Step + 2' 36''
163 Pieter Serry Omega Pharma - Quick-Step + 0''
164 Adam Yates Orica GreenEdge + 0''
165 Simon Clarke Orica GreenEdge + 0''
166 Philip Deignan Team SKY + 2' 49''
167 Cameron Meyer Orica GreenEdge + 0''
168 Kenny Elissonde FDJ.fr + 0''
169 Murilo Fischer FDJ.fr + 2' 56''
170 Matthias Krizek Cannondale Pro Cycling + 3' 00''
171 Oscar Gatto Cannondale Pro Cycling  
172 David Millar Garmin Sharp  
173 Nathan Haas Garmin Sharp  
174 Cédric Pineau FDJ.fr + 0''
175 Peter Kennaugh Team SKY + 3' 00''
176 Ryder Hesjedal Garmin Sharp  
177 Peio Bilbao Caja Rural Seguros RGA  
178 Tobias Ludvigsson Team Giant - Shimano + 3' 16''
179 Johann Tschopp IAM Cycling + 3' 22''
180 Andrea Guardini Astana Pro Team + 0''
181 Geoffrey Soupe FDJ.fr + 0''
182 Nacer Bouhanni FDJ.fr + 0''
183 Alessandro De Marchi Cannondale Pro Cycling + 3' 36''
184 Nikolas Maes Omega Pharma - Quick-Step + 0''
185 Rohan Dennis BMC Racing Team + 4' 09''
186 Matteo Pelucchi IAM Cycling + 0''
187 Dominic Klemme IAM Cycling + 4' 25''
188 Jerome Cousin Team Europcar + 4' 47''
189 Lawson Craddock Team Giant - Shimano + 6' 16''
190 Laurent Mangel FDJ.fr  

GC after Stage 12:

1 Alberto Contador Tinkoff - Saxo 44hr 38min 14sec
2 Alejandro Valverde Movistar Team @ 20 seconds
3 Rigoberto Uran Omega Pharma - Quick-Step + 1' 08''
4 Christopher Froome Team SKY + 1' 20''
5 Joaquin Rodriguez Team Katusha + 1' 35''
6 Samuel Sánchez BMC Racing Team + 1' 52''
7 Fabio Aru Astana Pro Team + 2' 13''
8 Winner Anacona Lampre Merida + 2' 22''
9 Robert Gesink Belkin Pro Cycling Team + 2' 55''
10 Damiano Caruso Cannondale Pro Cycling + 3' 51''
11 Daniel Martin Garmin Sharp + 3' 59''
12 Daniel Navarro Cofidis Solutions Crédits + 4' 26''
13 Warren Barguil Team Giant - Shimano + 4' 56''
14 Wilco Kelderman Belkin Pro Cycling Team + 5' 00''
15 Daniel Moreno Team Katusha + 6' 10''
16 Mikel Nieve Team SKY + 7' 19''
17 Esteban Chaves Orica GreenEdge + 8' 44''
18 Sergio Pardilla MTN - Qhubeka + 8' 47''
19 Maxime Monfort Lotto Belisol + 9' 15''
20 Pieter Serry Omega Pharma - Quick-Step + 10' 19''
21 Przemyslaw Niemiec Lampre Merida + 10' 47''
22 Romain Sicard Team Europcar + 11' 24''
23 Andre Fernando Cardoso  Garmin Sharp + 12' 31''
24 Dominik Nerz BMC Racing Team + 12' 48''
25 Mikel Landa Astana Pro Team + 13' 28''
26 Giampaolo Caruso Team Katusha + 13' 44''
27 David Arroyo Caja Rural Seguros RGA + 14' 36''
28 Oliver Zaugg Tinkoff - Saxo + 15' 13''
29 Christophe Le Mevel Cofidis Solutions Crédits + 15' 41''
30 Wouter Poels Omega Pharma - Quick-Step + 15' 50''
31 Laurens Ten Dam Belkin Pro Cycling Team + 17' 09''
32 Angel Mate Luis Cofidis Solutions Crédits + 20' 13''
33 Chris Anker Sörensen  Tinkoff - Saxo + 25' 55''
34 Ryder Hesjedal Garmin Sharp + 27' 14''
35 Haimar Zubeldia Trek Factory Racing + 27' 19''
36 Tanel Kangert Astana Pro Team + 27' 41''
37 Alexandr Kolobnev Team Katusha + 29' 09''
38 Jesús Hernández Tinkoff - Saxo + 29' 58''
39 Jerome Coppel Cofidis Solutions Crédits + 30' 01''
40 Jurgen Van Den Broeck Lotto Belisol + 30' 35''
41 Cadel Evans BMC Racing Team + 31' 43''
42 Adam Hansen Lotto Belisol + 33' 45''
43 Alberto Losada Team Katusha + 34' 22''
44 Amets Txurruka Caja Rural Seguros RGA + 34' 30''
45 Gianluca Brambilla Omega Pharma - Quick-Step + 35' 38''
46 Andrey Amador Movistar Team + 36' 02''
47 Philippe Gilbert BMC Racing Team + 36' 32''
48 Eduard Vorganov Team Katusha + 36' 51''
49 Danilo Wyss BMC Racing Team + 37' 51''
50 Paolo Tiralongo Astana Pro Team + 38' 27''
51 Gorka Izagirre Movistar Team + 38' 52''
52 Paul Martens Belkin Pro Cycling Team + 38' 55''
53 José Herrada Movistar Team + 39' 19''
54 Daniel Teklehaimanot MTN - Qhubeka + 40' 43''
55 Hubert Dupont AG2R La Mondiale + 40' 45''
56 Luis León Sánchez  Caja Rural Seguros RGA + 40' 56''
57 Lloyd Mondory AG2R La Mondiale + 43' 04''
58 Chad Haga Team Giant - Shimano + 45' 18''
59 Kanstantsin Siutsou Team SKY + 45' 28''
60 Vicente Reynes IAM Cycling + 45' 53''
61 Sergio Miguel Paulinho  Tinkoff - Saxo + 47' 36''
62 Philip Deignan Team SKY + 48' 29''
63 Romain Hardy Cofidis Solutions Crédits + 48' 40''
64 Manuel Quinziato BMC Racing Team + 48' 41''
65 Tom Boonen Omega Pharma - Quick-Step + 51' 51''
66 Michael Matthews Orica GreenEdge + 51' 53''
67 Kenny Elissonde FDJ.fr + 53' 04''
68 Maxime Mederel Team Europcar + 53' 12''
69 Tobias Ludvigsson Team Giant - Shimano + 53' 12''
70 Andrew Talansky Garmin Sharp + 53' 13''
71 Bart De Clercq Lotto Belisol + 53' 23''
72 Lawrence Warbasse BMC Racing Team + 54' 24''
73 Jacques Van Rensburg MTN - Qhubeka + 54' 24''
74 Romain Zingle Cofidis Solutions Crédits + 54' 29''
75 Bob Jungels Trek Factory Racing + 55' 42''
76 Guillaume Levarlet Cofidis Solutions Crédits + 56' 12''
77 Adam Yates Orica GreenEdge + 57' 08''
78 Koen De Kort Team Giant - Shimano + 57' 41''
79 Tony Martin Omega Pharma - Quick-Step + 58' 27''
80 George Bennett Cannondale Pro Cycling + 58' 44''
81 Jerome Cousin Team Europcar + 59' 37''
82 Kristian Sbaragli MTN - Qhubeka + 59' 37''
83 Ivan Rovny Tinkoff - Saxo + 1h 00' 00''
84 Cédric Pineau FDJ.fr + 1h 01' 13''
85 Javier Moreno Movistar Team + 1h 01' 57''
86 Imanol Erviti Movistar Team + 1h 03' 04''
87 Jonathan Castroviejo Movistar Team + 1h 03' 20''
88 Valerio Conti Lampre Merida + 1h 03' 22''
89 Peter Kennaugh Team SKY + 1h 03' 48''
90 Jasper Stuyven Trek Factory Racing + 1h 03' 52''
91 Andrey Zeits Astana Pro Team + 1h 03' 54''
92 Simon Clarke Orica GreenEdge + 1h 04' 15''
93 Carlos Verona Omega Pharma - Quick-Step + 1h 04' 38''
94 Martijn Keizer Belkin Pro Cycling Team + 1h 04' 40''
95 Filippo Pozzato Lampre Merida + 1h 05' 34''
96 Peio Bilbao Caja Rural Seguros RGA + 1h 05' 38''
97 Johan Le Bon FDJ.fr + 1h 06' 34''
98 Louis Meintjes MTN - Qhubeka + 1h 07' 46''
99 Nikolas Maes Omega Pharma - Quick-Step + 1h 10' 18''
100 Koldo Fernández  Garmin Sharp + 1h 10' 41''
101 Alessandro De Marchi Cannondale Pro Cycling + 1h 11' 53''
102 Yannick Martinez Team Europcar + 1h 12' 03''
103 Stef Clement Belkin Pro Cycling Team + 1h 12' 12''
104 Vasil Kiryienka Team SKY + 1h 12' 57''
105 Luis Mas Bonet Caja Rural Seguros RGA + 1h 13' 56''
106 Johannes Fröhlinger Team Giant - Shimano + 1h 14' 04''
107 Daniele Bennati Tinkoff - Saxo + 1h 14' 21''
108 Damiano Cunego Lampre Merida + 1h 15' 03''
109 Rohan Dennis BMC Racing Team + 1h 15' 06''
110 Yury Trofimov Team Katusha + 1h 15' 30''
111 Fabian Cancellara Trek Factory Racing + 1h 16' 21''
112 Alexey Lutsenko Astana Pro Team + 1h 16' 31''
113 Jens Debusschere Lotto Belisol + 1h 18' 10''
114 Karol Domagalski Caja Rural Seguros RGA + 1h 18' 34''
115 Fabio Felline Trek Factory Racing + 1h 19' 40''
116 John Degenkolb Team Giant - Shimano + 1h 19' 50''
117 Nikias Arndt Team Giant - Shimano + 1h 19' 52''
118 Sébastien Hinault IAM Cycling + 1h 21' 06''
119 Yaroslav Popovych Trek Factory Racing + 1h 21' 23''
120 Johann Tschopp IAM Cycling + 1h 21' 32''
121 Dario Cataldo Team SKY + 1h 22' 03''
122 Marcel Aregger IAM Cycling + 1h 23' 54''
123 Antonio Piedra Caja Rural Seguros RGA + 1h 24' 20''
124 Paolo Longo Borghini Cannondale Pro Cycling + 1h 24' 20''
125 Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin MTN - Qhubeka + 1h 24' 47''
126 Elia Favilli Lampre Merida + 1h 25' 07''
127 Michael Valgren Andersen  Tinkoff - Saxo + 1h 26' 04''
128 Julian David Arredondo  Trek Factory Racing + 1h 26' 30''
129 Sander Armee Lotto Belisol + 1h 26' 39''
130 Rinaldo Nocentini AG2R La Mondiale + 1h 26' 44''
131 Nathan Brown Garmin Sharp + 1h 26' 48''
132 Gregory Henderson Lotto Belisol + 1h 28' 20''
133 Christian Knees Team SKY + 1h 28' 26''
134 Maciej Bodnar Cannondale Pro Cycling + 1h 28' 54''
135 Jose Rodolfo Serpa  Lampre Merida + 1h 29' 03''
136 Kristof Vandewalle Trek Factory Racing + 1h 29' 40''
137 Dmitry Kozontchuk Team Katusha + 1h 29' 43''
138 Matteo Tosatto Tinkoff - Saxo + 1h 30' 32''
139 Matthias Krizek Cannondale Pro Cycling + 1h 32' 00''
140 Martin Velits Omega Pharma - Quick-Step + 1h 32' 39''
141 Patrick Gretsch AG2R La Mondiale + 1h 34' 22''
142 Nacer Bouhanni FDJ.fr + 1h 34' 22''
143 Vegard Breen Lotto Belisol + 1h 35' 06''
144 Vincent Jerome Team Europcar + 1h 35' 14''
145 Sergei Chernetski Team Katusha + 1h 35' 21''
146 Yohan Bagot Cofidis Solutions Crédits + 1h 36' 46''
147 Pim Ligthart Lotto Belisol + 1h 37' 39''
148 Adriano Malori Movistar Team + 1h 37' 45''
149 Ramon Sinkeldam Team Giant - Shimano + 1h 38' 08''
150 David Millar Garmin Sharp + 1h 39' 21''
151 Damien Gaudin AG2R La Mondiale + 1h 39' 36''
152 Oscar Gatto Cannondale Pro Cycling + 1h 39' 47''
153 Lawson Craddock Team Giant - Shimano + 1h 40' 23''
154 Yauheni Hutarovich AG2R La Mondiale + 1h 40' 24''
155 Jesse Sergent Trek Factory Racing + 1h 40' 31''
156 Jaco Venter MTN - Qhubeka + 1h 41' 10''
157 Gerald Ciolek MTN - Qhubeka + 1h 42' 03''
158 Geoffrey Soupe FDJ.fr + 1h 42' 07''
159 Peter Sagan Cannondale Pro Cycling + 1h 42' 18''
160 Cameron Meyer Orica GreenEdge + 1h 42' 45''
161 Sam Bewley Orica GreenEdge + 1h 42' 57''
162 Johan Van Summeren Garmin Sharp + 1h 43' 11''
163 Brett Lancaster Orica GreenEdge + 1h 44' 09''
164 Roberto Ferrari Lampre Merida + 1h 45' 07''
165 Maximiliano Ariel Richeze  Lampre Merida + 1h 45' 29''
166 Francisco Javier Aramendia  Caja Rural Seguros RGA + 1h 45' 39''
167 Pirmin Lang IAM Cycling + 1h 46' 28''
168 Dan Craven Team Europcar + 1h 48' 34''
169 Guillaume Boivin Cannondale Pro Cycling + 1h 49' 02''
170 Nathan Haas Garmin Sharp + 1h 49' 27''
171 Maarten Tjallingii Belkin Pro Cycling Team + 1h 50' 04''
172 Francesco Lasca Caja Rural Seguros RGA + 1h 50' 11''
173 Sébastien Turgot AG2R La Mondiale + 1h 50' 24''
174 Natnael Berhane Team Europcar + 1h 52' 52''
175 Murilo Fischer FDJ.fr + 1h 54' 31''
176 Daniil Fominykh Astana Pro Team + 1h 55' 18''
177 Mitchell Docker Orica GreenEdge + 1h 55' 19''
178 Gert Joeaar Cofidis Solutions Crédits + 1h 56' 17''
179 Jonathan Fumeaux IAM Cycling + 1h 57' 52''
180 Jay Robert Thomson  MTN - Qhubeka + 2h 01' 46''
181 Jacopo Guarnieri Astana Pro Team + 2h 03' 52''
182 Robert Wagner Belkin Pro Cycling Team + 2h 07' 14''
183 Luke Rowe Team SKY + 2h 09' 44''
184 Laurent Mangel FDJ.fr + 2h 09' 46''
185 Anthony Roux FDJ.fr + 2h 10' 56''
186 Andrea Guardini Astana Pro Team + 2h 11' 29''
187 Carlos Alberto Betancur  AG2R La Mondiale + 2h 21' 44''
188 Jimmy Engoulvent Team Europcar + 2h 21' 57''
189 Dominic Klemme IAM Cycling + 2h 35' 50''
190 Matteo Pelucchi IAM Cycling + 2h 41' 27''

Points Classification:

1 John Degenkolb Team Giant - Shimano 112 points
2 Nacer Bouhanni FDJ.fr 78
3 Michael Matthews Orica GreenEdge 71
4 Alejandro Valverde Movistar Team 64
5 Alberto Contador Tinkoff - Saxo 56
6 Christopher Froome Team SKY 56
7 Joaquin Rodriguez Team Katusha 51
8 Daniel Martin Garmin Sharp 50
9 Jasper Stuyven Trek Factory Racing 42
10 Fabio Aru Astana Pro Team 41
11 Lloyd Mondory AG2R La Mondiale 41
12 Rigoberto Uran Omega Pharma - Quick-Step 35
13 Tom Boonen Omega Pharma - Quick-Step 35
14 Roberto Ferrari Lampre Merida 32
15 Peter Sagan Cannondale Pro Cycling 30
16 Winner Anacona Lampre Merida 28
17 Vicente Reynes IAM Cycling 28
18 Alessandro De Marchi Cannondale Pro Cycling 27
19 Samuel Sánchez BMC Racing Team 26
20 Fabian Cancellara Trek Factory Racing 25
21 Ryder Hesjedal Garmin Sharp 24
22 Paul Martens Belkin Pro Cycling Team 24
23 Damiano Caruso Cannondale Pro Cycling 23
24 Tony Martin Omega Pharma - Quick-Step 22
25 Philippe Gilbert BMC Racing Team 21
26 Alexey Lutsenko Astana Pro Team 21
27 Pim Ligthart Lotto Belisol 20
28 Johann Tschopp IAM Cycling 20
29 Cadel Evans BMC Racing Team 20
30 Yannick Martinez Team Europcar 19
31 Robert Gesink Belkin Pro Cycling Team 19
32 Yauheni Hutarovich AG2R La Mondiale 18
33 Hubert Dupont AG2R La Mondiale 17
34 Bob Jungels Trek Factory Racing 17
35 Wilco Kelderman Belkin Pro Cycling Team 16
36 Kristian Sbaragli MTN - Qhubeka 16
37 Damiano Cunego Lampre Merida 16
38 Gregory Henderson Lotto Belisol 16
39 Jacopo Guarnieri Astana Pro Team 16
40 Daniel Navarro Cofidis Solutions Crédits 15
41 Valerio Conti Lampre Merida 14
42 Jerome Coppel Cofidis Solutions Crédits 14
43 Javier Moreno Movistar Team 14
44 Luis Mas Bonet Caja Rural Seguros RGA 13
45 Elia Favilli Lampre Merida 12
46 Daniel Moreno Team Katusha 12
47 Peio Bilbao Caja Rural Seguros RGA 12
48 Francesco Lasca Caja Rural Seguros RGA 12
49 Vasil Kiryienka Team SKY 11
50 Pieter Serry Omega Pharma - Quick-Step 10
51 Alexandr Kolobnev Team Katusha 10
52 Oscar Gatto Cannondale Pro Cycling 10
53 Robert Wagner Belkin Pro Cycling Team 10
54 Jacques Van Rensburg MTN - Qhubeka 9
55 Warren Barguil Team Giant - Shimano 9
56 Esteban Chaves  Orica GreenEdge 9
57 Matthias Krizek Cannondale Pro Cycling 8
58 Adam Hansen Lotto Belisol 8
59 Gianluca Brambilla Omega Pharma - Quick-Step 8
60 Mikel Nieve Team SKY 7
61 Sergio Pardilla MTN - Qhubeka 7
62 Danilo Wyss BMC Racing Team 7
63 Jesse Sergent Trek Factory Racing 7
64 Guillaume Boivin Cannondale Pro Cycling 7
65 Fabio Felline Trek Factory Racing 6
66 Matteo Pelucchi IAM Cycling 6
67 Jerome Cousin Team Europcar 5
68 Ramon Sinkeldam Team Giant - Shimano 5
69 Gerald Ciolek MTN - Qhubeka 5
70 Francisco Javier Aramendia  Caja Rural Seguros RGA 5
71 Amets Txurruka Caja Rural Seguros RGA 4
72 Nikias Arndt Team Giant - Shimano 4
73 Sébastien Turgot AG2R La Mondiale 4
74 Romain Hardy Cofidis Solutions Crédits 4
75 Jens Debusschere Lotto Belisol 4
76 Sébastien Hinault IAM Cycling 4
77 Christophe Le Mevel Cofidis Solutions Crédits 3
78 Laurens Ten Dam Belkin Pro Cycling Team 3
79 Michael Valgren Andersen  Tinkoff - Saxo 3
80 Maximiliano Ariel Richeze  Lampre Merida 3
81 Jimmy Engoulvent Team Europcar 3
82 Romain Sicard Team Europcar 2
83 Romain Zingle Cofidis Solutions Crédits 2
84 Daniele Bennati Tinkoff - Saxo 2
85 Geoffrey Soupe FDJ.fr 2
86 Gert Joeaar Cofidis Solutions Crédits 2
87 Robert Thomson Jay MTN - Qhubeka 2
88 David Arroyo Caja Rural Seguros RGA 1
89 Eduard Vorganov Team Katusha 1
90 José Herrada Movistar Team 1
91  Sergio Miguel Paulinho Tinkoff - Saxo 1
92 Ivan Rovny Tinkoff - Saxo 1
93 Johan Le Bon FDJ.fr 1
94 Christian Knees Team SKY 1

Mountains Classification:

1 Luis Mas Bonet Caja Rural Seguros RGA 20 points
2 Winner Anacona Lampre Merida 18
3 Alejandro Valverde Movistar Team 18
4 Jerome Cousin Team Europcar 13
5 Fabio Aru Astana Pro Team 10
6 Alberto Contador Tinkoff - Saxo 9
7 Johann Tschopp IAM Cycling 8
8 Javier Moreno Movistar Team 7
9 Amets Txurruka Caja Rural Seguros RGA 7
10 Christopher Froome Team SKY 7
11 Joaquin Rodriguez Team Katusha 6
12 Danilo Wyss BMC Racing Team 6
13 Alexey Lutsenko Astana Pro Team 6
14 Ryder Hesjedal Garmin Sharp 5
15 Pim Ligthart Lotto Belisol 5
16 Damiano Cunego Lampre Merida 4
17 Vasil Kiryienka Team SKY 3
18 Nathan Haas Garmin Sharp 3
19 Adam Yates Orica GreenEdge 3
20 Sergio Pardilla MTN - Qhubeka 2
21 Hubert Dupont AG2R La Mondiale 2
22 Kristian Sbaragli MTN - Qhubeka 2
23 Peio Bilbao Caja Rural Seguros RGA 2
24 Elia Favilli Lampre Merida 2
25 Jimmy Engoulvent Team Europcar 2
26 Samuel Sánchez BMC Racing Team 1
27 Romain Sicard Team Europcar 1
28 Bob Jungels Trek Factory Racing 1
29 Valerio Conti Lampre Merida 1
30 Dario Cataldo Team SKY 1
31 Francisco Javier Aramendia  Caja Rural Seguros RGA 1

Team Classification:

1 Movistar Team 133hr 37min 34sec
2 Team Katusha @ 3min 35sec
3 Omega Pharma - Quick-Step + 5' 03''
4 Cofidis, Solutions Crédits + 9' 54''
5 Astana Pro Team + 10' 09''
6 BMC Racing Team + 10' 33''
7 Belkin Pro Cycling Team + 10' 49''
8 Tinkoff - Saxo + 15' 00''
9 Garmin Sharp + 18' 31''
10 Lampre - Merida + 22' 07''
11 Team SKY + 23' 47''
12 Lotto Belisol + 39' 25''
13 Caja Rural - Seguros RGA + 43' 20''
14 Team Giant - Shimano + 51' 16''
15 AG2R La Mondiale + 54' 23''
16 MTN - Qhubeka + 54' 56''
17 Trek Factory Racing + 1h 09' 09''
18 Cannondale Pro Cycling + 1h 12' 42''
19 Orica GreenEdge + 1h 13' 05''
20 Team Europcar + 1h 17' 53''
21 FDJ.fr + 1h 39' 18''
22 IAM Cycling + 2h 48' 21''

Stage 11 photos:

Bjarne Riis

Tinkoff-Saxo boss Bjarne Riis is looking awfully grim-faced for having the Vuelta-leading rider on his squad. Photo ©Sirotti

Tom Boonen

Tom Boonen at the start. Photo ©Sirotti

Alberto Contador

Race leader Alberto Contador. Photo ©Sirotti

Chris Froome and Alberto Contador

Chris Froome and Alberto Contador. Photo ©Sirotti

Matthias Krizek

Matthias Krizek on his long break. Photo ©Sirotti

Chasing peloton

This is how it was for a lot of the seocnd half of the stage: A single Giant-Shimano rider and and FDJ domestique chasing Krizek with Tinkoff-Saxo lined up behind them keeping Alberto Contador up front and out of trouble. Photo ©Sirotti

FDJ

Then FDJ massed at the front but near then end they seemed to have run out of gas were nowhere to be seen. Photo ©Sirotti

John Degenkolb

John Degenkolb wins stage 12. Photo ©Sirotti

John Degenkolb

Nothing like winning three stages in a single Grand Tour to make one's day. Photo ©Sirotti

John Degenkolb

Stage winner John Degenkolb celebrates. Photo ©Sirotti

Stage 12 live updates:

Weather at Logroño at 2PM local time: 28C (82F) and partly cloudy. The forecast is for the temperature to climb to 32C (90F) with full sun. Wind from the north-northwest at 10 km/hr (6 mph). Humidity 37%

Km 10, 156 km to go: Today will be a completely flat stage with eight laps of a 20.8 km circuit. All 190 finishers of yesterday's stage signed in and started.

Currently Austrian rider Matthias Krizek of Cannondale is on a solo break, 5min 8sec ahead of the peloton.

Km 28, 138 km to go: Krizek is on his second lap of the Logroño circuit, riding 5min 20sec ahead of the pack. The average speed so far is not very torrid, 34.3 km/hr

Km 41, 125 km to go: Krizek has started his third lap and has extended his lead to 8min 7sec.

The order of the first intermediate sprint: 1st Matthias Krizek, 2nd Nacer Bouhanni, 3rd Michael Valgren Andersen.

This is a sprinter's stage (John Degenkolb won here two years ago) and at some point a serous chase will be mounted, but so far the average speed after 1hr 19min of racing is 32.7 km/hr.

Km 57, 109 km to go: In fact, when the gap went out to more than nine minutes the sprinters' teams went to the front and began the chase. Both Giant-Shimano and FDJ have riders at the front and the gap has already come down, currently 8min 45sec.

Km 65, 101 km to go: Matthias Krizek is on the fourth of eight laps of the Logroño circuit, 7min 35sec ahead of the field.

Km 77, 89 km to go: Krizek's gap has dropped below seven minutes, it's currently 6min 50sec. But no land speed records are being set today. After two and a quarter hours of racing the average speed is 34.4 km/hr

76 km to go: Even though the pack is still taking it easy, Krizek's lead is down to 5min 16sec. There is a single FDJ and a single Giant-Shimano rider working the front, followed by an army of Tinkoff-Saxo riders.

62 km to go: Still a single FDJ rider and a Giant Shimano rider at the front, obviously working for Nacer Bouhanni and John Degenkolb. Then a long line of Tinkoff-Saxo riders with Alberto Contador in the middle. Average speed has gone up a little, now 37 km/hr.

53 km to go: Cannondale is certainly getting a lot of TV time with Krizek's long break. Krizek is currently 3min 13sec ahead of a still-casually riding peloton. Krizek takes each corner as fast as he can and gets out of the saddle out of each corner. Krizek has taken a little time out of the pack as I wrote this, the gap is back to 3min 20sec.

Km 123, 43 to go: Krizek has just finished his sixth lap. FDJ has put several riders at the front, wanting to take control of the race for Nacer Bouhanni. I still see only one Giant-Shimano rider at the front. The pack finished the sixth lap 3min 41 seconds behind Krizek.

34 km to go: Krizek is still 3min 23sec ahead of the field. Results of the second intermediate sprint: 1st Matthias Krizek, 2nd Nacer Bouhanni, 3rd Daniele Bennati

31 km to go: Looks like someone hit a light switch and things have just speeded up. The peloton is starting to line out and Krizek's gap is suddenly down to 2min 45sec. It's FDJ doing the pacemaking at the front of the peloton.

24 km to go: Gap is 2min 8sec. Belkin is moving toward the front. The fight for a good position in anticipation of the sprint looks like it's beginning.

Gap dropped to 1min 46sec as I typed this update.

20 km to go: Krizek gets the bell for the last lap. He's out of the saddle, trying to keep up his speed, trying to stay away from the peloton as long as he can. The speed is up to 50 km/hr. Gap is 1min 23sec.

Lampre has moved up now as has Astana, Belkin and Europcar.

Has FDJ burned too many matches leading the pack?

15 km to go: I didn't expect Krizek to be off the front this late in the stage, but he still has 63 seconds. No way he's making to the end.

13 km to go: FDJ no longer controls the front of the peloton. Tinkoff-Saxo is at the front, keeping Contador out of trouble. Gap is 19 seconds.

12 km to go: Krizek is caught. Astana and BMC lead. Giant-Shimano is finally trying to get up to the front.

8 km to go: Giant-Shimano is still missing from the front. BMC is at the front.There they are, getting closer to the front. Krizek has been spit out the back.

6 km to go: Giant-Shimano is in place as the speed has climbed to 61 km/hr.

4 km to go: Degenkolb is near the front. FDJ is fighting to get back up to the front. Contador is fourth man from the front.

2 km to go: Manuel Quinziato is trying a flier and is caught.

The finish: Roberto Ferrari went early. A crash in one of the final turns took out Andrea Guardini among several other riders, probably Bouhanni.

John Degenkolb takes the stage after holding off a surging Tom Boonen.

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