Magnus Cort relies on sprinting roots to take second stage win at Vuelta a España

CORDOBA SPAIN AUGUST 26 Magnus Cort Nielsen of Denmark and Team EF Education Nippo celebrates winning during the 76th Tour of Spain 2021 Stage 12 a 175 km stage from Jan to Crdoba lavuelta LaVuelta21 on August 26 2021 in Cordoba Spain Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images
Magnus Cort (EF Education-Nippo) wins stage 12, his second victory at this year's Vuelta (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

A day after he came agonisingly close to winning a second steep, uphill Vuelta a España stage, Magnus Cort (EF Education-Nippo) went back to his sprinting roots in Cordoba to claim a finely calculated victory over Deceunink-QuickStep’s Andrea Baglioli and Team BikeExchange’s Michael Matthews.

What made his victory more impressive was that Cort had been in the thick of the action on very different terrain the day before. He was the last of a five-man break to be caught on Wednesday’s 'Mur de Huy' summit finish at Valdepeñas de Jaén as Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) and Enric Mas (Movistar) powered towards the line.

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