Get your second stage in the Spanish round triumph. Wiggins keeps the leader’s Red Jersey in the Vuelta of Spain. Slovak Peter Sagan (Liquigas) signed the doublet in turn to be the awarded on sprint twelfth stage disputed between Ponteareas and Pontevedra, of 167 kilometres, day of truce between the favorites that kept the British Bradley Wiggins (Sky) in front of the general. Sagan, nicknamed the beast, already premiered on the stage of Cordoba, but went back to the quote from the ride with a display of strength and skill which led him to the 13th victory of the season. The arrival of the Galician city straight exhibited its power in front of German John Degenkolb (HTC) and the Italians Daniele Bennati (Leopard) and Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre), more experienced sprinters who were surprised by the Pearl of 21 years, called for one more promising future. The winner of the Vuelta Poland took advantage of a messy, confusing, sprint that ended in a straight line in light suitable rise for their conditions. It stuck to the wheel of the Swiss Cancellara (Leopard), which burst the platoon while preparing the arrival for Bennati, and then attacked by far to boost the arms with a time of 4h.03.01, an average of 41.3 kms/hour. Such was the pace in the last kilometres of the Leopard and HTC that the group arrived, cut, with Russian Fredrik Kessiakoff (Astana) at the first places, enabling him to chop 4 seconds to Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas), enough to move to the third place of the general Italian.

A second later he did leader Bradley Wiggins, who remained with the Red jersey, and the rest of favorites. All with the mind set on the next three days, with los Ancares, the Farrapona and the Angliru as judges of the lap. Ponteareas, unique town which can boast of having three winners of return to Spain: Delio Rodriguez (1945), Emilio Rodriguez (1950) and Alvaro Pino (1986), dismissed the peloton heading to a day of transition to the stages of the hell of the North.