Simon Yates cedes overall lead as Alexandre Geniez wins Vuelta a España 2018 stage 12

Jesus Herrada is the new leader of the Vuelta after getting in the day's breakaway

Alexandre Geniez wins stage 12 of the 2018 Vuelta a España (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Alexandre Geniez (Ag2r La Mondiale) beat Dylan van Baarle (Team Sky) to victory in a breakaway sprint on stage 12 of the Vuelta a España 2018, while Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) lost his overall lead to Jesus Herrada (Cofidis).

Geniez and Van Baarle battled it out in a sprint after five riders from the original 18-man breakaway of the day made it to the final kilometre together.

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1