Carapaz reclaims Vuelta a España lead after dropping Roglic on Angliru

ALTODELANGLIRU SPAIN NOVEMBER 01 Arrival Richard Carapaz of Ecuador and Team INEOS Grenadiers during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 12 a 1094km stage from Pola de Laviana to Alto de lAngliru 1560m lavuelta LaVuelta20 La Vuelta on November 01 2020 in Alto de lAngliru Spain Photo by Justin SetterfieldGetty Images
Richard Carapaz of INEOS Grenadiers gained time over GC contenders on stage 12 and moved back into race lead (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

The most eventful Vuelta a España in years took another big switch of direction on Sunday, as Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers) has reclaimed the lead from Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) after putting the Slovenian under pressure on the mighty Angliru climb.

Ahead of Roglič on the Formigal a week ago, then beaten by a minimal margin by Roglič on the Moncalvillo on Wednesday, and deprived of the lead by a hotly-debated commissaire’s decision on Friday, two days later in the rollercoaster 2020 Vuelta, Carapaz had the better of his rival again.

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