Chris Froome grateful to come away uninjured from Vuelta stage 12 crashes

Two crashes cost the Vuelta a España leader some valuable time, but Froome says he's just happy to come away unscathed

Chris Froome on stage 12 of the Vuelta a España (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Chris Froome (Sky) will be thankful tonight that he suffered no major injuries from two crashes in the final of the Vuelta a España's stage 12 to Antequera.

The race leader in red fell off on the descent in the final 10 kilometres of stage, which was won by Tomasz Marczynski (Lotto-Soudal) from an escape group.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.