Hugh Carthy victorious atop the Angliru on stage 12 of the Vuelta a España

The Brit rode away from the GC favourites with just over a kilometre to the summit

Hugh Carthy en route to winning stage 12 of the Vuelta a España 2020 (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

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Hugh Carthy (EF Pro Cycling) took a sensational victory atop the murderous Angliru climb on stage 12 of the Vuelta a España, riding away from the other GC favourites just before the flamme rouge.

Aleksandr Vlasov (Astana), Enric Mas (Movistar) and Richard Carapaz (Ineos) then came over the line 16 seconds later, with Carapaz having taken the red jersey off of Primož Roglič.

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