Richard Carapaz climbs to victory in mountaintop finish on Vuelta a España stage 12

The Ineos Grenadiers rider took his first ever stage win at the Grand Tour

Richard Carapaz
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Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers) claimed a maiden Vuelta a España stage win on Thursday, climbing fastest to the summit of Peñas Blancas on stage 12. 

The Ecuadorian, who came second overall in 2020, launched his race-winning move inside the final 2km of the 19km ascent, distancing Wilco Kelderman (Bora-Hansgrohe) in the finale. 

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