As the peloton approached the finish line with 50 km to go, Remco Evenepoel crashed out. Evenepoel bent on the right side and slide out on stage 12 of Vuelta a España. Luckily nobody else was involved in the crash.
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The race leader escaped the crash without any serious injury. He scratched his right leg and arm. This is the first time he was hit by a difficulty. The crash happened mid-stage while the Paleton was descending.
Nonetheless, Evenepoel is still in the lead in the General Classification but he will have to fight to keep his position. Vuelta a Españaalready lost Pieter Serry to Covid-19 and then Julian Alaphilppe was forced to quit the Vuelta with a dislocated shoulder.
❤️Evenepoel ha tenido que luchar contra una caída y varios ataques para defender el liderato. ¡Minuto de La Roja!
❤️Despite a crash and several attacks by his rivals Evenepoel kept control of the GC. Here’s the red jersey minute!@CarrefourES #CarrefourConLaVuelta #LaVuelta22 pic.twitter.com/gMKH3gvxbA
— La Vuelta (@lavuelta) September 1, 2022
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