La Vuelta ciclista a España

Stage 12) Jaén - Córdoba

ES Spain Thursday 26 August 2021 175 km

Bagioli podiums again at La Vuelta

Bagioli podiums again at La Vuelta

Less than a wheel separated Andrea Bagioli from his first Grand Tour victory in Cordoba, where stage 12 of the race concluded. One of the most beautiful cities in Spain, founded by the Romans 2200 years ago and later transformed under the Ummayad Caliphate into a renowned center of learning and innovation, Cordoba returned at La Vuelta after a decade and it didn’t disappoint.

The day was again raced full gas, a proper breakaway being established only 100 kilometers into the stage. The eight men at the front, despite their best efforts, didn’t have a chance against a bunch determined to see things come back together before the final ascent, which featured some nasty ramps that splintered the red jersey group.

Attacks were launched there, but the small group that got away before the top was brought back on the flat run-in to Cordoba, where Andrea Bagioli showed again the amazing sprint he possesses at the end of a hard day and maturity well beyond his age, taking a close second behind Magnus Cort (EF Education-Nippo) for his third Grand Tour stage podium, after the ones in Suances, last year, and Alto de la Cullera, one week ago.

“To be on the podium of a Grand Tour is always a good result, but today I wanted the victory. I did a good race, made sure of keeping enough energy in the legs on the last ascent and then placing myself onto Cort’s wheel, as I knew he was the guy to follow. In the closing 200 meters I gave everything, but he was just stronger. Hopefully there will be some more chances for me before the Vuelta finishes”, an upbeat Andrea said after our team’s seventh top 3 finish at this edition, at the end of a stage which saw teammate Fabio Jakobsen retain the green jersey.

 

Photo credit: ©Stuart Franklin / Getty Images

Race details

1 Magnus Cort Nielsen
EF Education - Nippo
3:44:21
2 Andrea Bagioli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
3 Michael Matthews
Team BikeExchange
0:00
4 Matteo Trentin
UAE-Team Emirates
0:00
5 Andreas Kron
Lotto Soudal
0:00
6 Felix Großschartner
BORA - hansgrohe
0:00
7 Antonio Jesús Soto Guirao
Euskaltel - Euskadi
0:00
8 Anthony Roux
Groupama - FDJ
0:00
9 Gianluca Brambilla
Trek - Segafredo
0:00
10 Martijn Tusveld
Team DSM
0:00
57 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:18
87 Zdeněk Štybar
Deceuninck - Quick Step
9:12
124 Bert Van Lerberghe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
14:33
133 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
14:43
140 Josef Černý
Deceuninck - Quick Step
16:10
152 Mauri Vansevenant
Deceuninck - Quick Step
16:10
154 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
16:10
1 Odd Christian Eiking
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
45:33:18
2 Guillaume Martin
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
0:58
3 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
1:56
4 Enric Mas Nicolau
Movistar Team
2:31
5 Miguel Ángel López Moreno
Movistar Team
3:28
6 Jack Haig
Bahrain - Victorious
3:55
7 Egan Bernal Gómez
INEOS Grenadiers
4:46
8 Adam Yates
INEOS Grenadiers
4:57
9 Sepp Kuss
Team Jumbo-Visma
5:03
10 Felix Großschartner
BORA - hansgrohe
5:38
60 Andrea Bagioli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:08:18
64 Mauri Vansevenant
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:15:22
86 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:31:08
113 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:47:55
134 Zdeněk Štybar
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:59:21
154 Bert Van Lerberghe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:14:06
163 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:24:07
166 Josef Černý
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:28:49
1 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
180 pt
2 Magnus Cort Nielsen
EF Education - Nippo
114 pt
3 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
106 pt
4 Michael Matthews
Team BikeExchange
92 pt
5 Arnaud Démare
Groupama - FDJ
74 pt
6 Matteo Trentin
UAE-Team Emirates
73 pt
7 Alberto Dainese
Team DSM
73 pt
8 Enric Mas Nicolau
Movistar Team
69 pt
9 Andrea Bagioli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
69 pt
10 Lilian Calmejane
AG2R Citroën Team
59 pt
37 Mauri Vansevenant
Deceuninck - Quick Step
25 pt
74 Bert Van Lerberghe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
11 pt
75 Josef Černý
Deceuninck - Quick Step
11 pt
97 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
-37 pt
1 Damiano Caruso
Bahrain - Victorious
31 pt
2 Romain Bardet
Team DSM
27 pt
3 Michael Storer
Team DSM
17 pt
4 Pavel Sivakov
INEOS Grenadiers
16 pt
5 Jack Haig
Bahrain - Victorious
15 pt
6 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
12 pt
7 Kenny Elissonde
Trek - Segafredo
11 pt
8 Rein Taaramäe
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
10 pt
9 Sepp Kuss
Team Jumbo-Visma
9 pt
10 Magnus Cort Nielsen
EF Education - Nippo
8 pt
32 Andrea Bagioli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1 pt
35 Bert Van Lerberghe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
-2 pt
1 Egan Bernal Gómez
INEOS Grenadiers
45:38:04
2 Aleksandr Vlasov
Astana - Premier Tech
1:22
3 Gino Mäder
Bahrain - Victorious
2:08
4 Juan Pedro López Pérez
Trek - Segafredo
4:49
5 Rémy Rochas
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
17:12
6 Steff Cras
Lotto Soudal
32:52
7 Clément Champoussin
AG2R Citroën Team
39:59
8 Jefferson Alveiro Cepeda Hernandez
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
42:08
9 Michael Storer
Team DSM
53:28
10 Gotzon Martín Sanz
Euskaltel - Euskadi
54:56
13 Andrea Bagioli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:03:32
15 Mauri Vansevenant
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:10:36
46 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:19:21
1 INEOS Grenadiers 36:47:27
2 UAE-Team Emirates 3:15
3 Movistar Team 5:19
4 Bahrain - Victorious 5:58
5 Team Jumbo-Visma 10:44
6 Trek - Segafredo 20:46
7 Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux 31:46
8 Astana - Premier Tech 36:44
9 AG2R Citroën Team 56:39
10 Cofidis, Solutions Crédits 58:28

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