Vuelta stage 12: The curse is lifted as PhilGil thrills

Stage 12: Maella to Tarragona, 164.2km

Resplendent in his all-white world champion’s kit, Philippe Gilbert (BMC) looked positively majestic as he waited in the pack for the right moment to pounce. His patience was rewarded as he closed down and overhauled Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky), who’d attacked from 350 metres out, to take his maiden victory of the season and his first win in the rainbow jersey.  Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Lampre-Merida) rounded out the podium.

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