Jesus Herrada of The Mighty Cofidis won stage 7 of the Vuelta a Espana and we are jumping happy about it. Smartest and coolest of the quintet of breakaway riders, the Spaniard timed his sprint surge to perfection to edge out Samuele Battistella (Astana Qazaqstan) and Bahrain Victorious’ Fred Wright. Sam Bennett (BORA-hansgrohe) took the peloton sprint despite concerted efforts by Trek-Segafredo to drop him on the only climb of the day. The GC remains the same ahead of a weekend in Asturias.
Second week of the Vuelta and the action got spicier as the roads tilted upwards.
Another day for the breakaway (we could get used to this kind of Grand Tour) and Stage 12 of Vuelta 2018 saw another super-break form. The peloton let it go, which led to Alexandre Geniez of Ag2r winning the stage and there was a shock change in the red jersey with the biggest lead over second this Vuelta.