Vuelta a España: Philippe Gilbert’s Bilbao brilliance earns stage 12 win

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  • Belgian rider broke clear on day’s brutal final climb
  • Race leader Primoz Roglic stays in the red jersey

Philippe Gilbert powered to victory on stage 12 of the Vuelta a España, while the race leader, Primoz Roglic, retained the red jersey.

The Deceuninck-Quick Step rider Gilbert, who was not selected for the Tour de France, broke away on the last of three steep third-category climbs before holding off the chasers during a dramatic descent into Bilbao.

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Vuelta a España: Philippe Gilbert’s Bilbao brilliance earns stage 12 win

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