Danny Van Poppel claims Vuelta stage 12 victory for his first Grand Tour stage win

Trek Factory Racing finishes fastest in a chaotic bunch sprint in Lleida; Fabio Aru remains in red.

Danny Van Poppel (Trek) wins Stage 12 of the 2015 Vuelta a España (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Trek’s Danny Van Poppel impressively claimed his first Grand Tour stage victory by winning stage 12 of this year’s Vuelta a España in Lleida on Thursday.

The 22-year-old Dutchman, son of former pro and nine-time Vuelta stage winner Jean-Paul, got the better of Daryl Impey (Orica-GreenEdge) and Tosh Van der Sande (Lotto-Soudal) to take the win.

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Nick Bull is an NCTJ qualified journalist who has written for a range of titles, as well as being a freelance writer at Beat Media Group, which provides reports for the PA Media wire which is circulated to the likes of the BBC and Eurosport. His work at Cycling Weekly predominantly dealt with professional cycling, and he now holds a role as PR & Digital Manager at SweetSpot Group, which organises the Tour of Britain.