Froome’s lead cut after he falls twice

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Britain’s Chris Froome fell twice and his lead was cut by 20 seconds in the Vuelta a Espana, as Tomasz Marczynski claimed a solo victory on stage 12.

Team Sky rider Froome fell on a downhill section in the last 6km of the 160.1km route from Motril to Antequera.

The incident allowed second-placed Italian Vincenzo Nibali to make up time on Froome, who leads by 59 seconds.

Poland’s Marczynski led with 21.5km to go and won by 52 seconds for his second stage victory in this year’s race.

More to follow.

Stage 12 result

1. Tomasz Marczynski (Pol/Lotto-Soudal) 3hrs 56mins 45secs

2. Omar Fraile (Spa/Team Dimension Data) +52secs

3. Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa/ Movistar Team) Same time

4. Pawel Poljanski (Pol/BORA-hansgrohe) Same time

5. Stef Clement (Ned/LottoNL-Jumbo) Same time

6. Brendan Canty (Aus/Cannondale-Drapac) +1mins 42secs

7. Anthony Perez (Fra/Cofidis, Solutions Credits) +2mins 50secs

8. Jan Polanc (Slo/UAE Team Emirates) Same time

9. Andreas Schillinger (Ger/BORA-hansgrohe) Same time

10. David Arroyo (Spa/Caja Rural – Seguros RGA) +3mins


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