Nicolas Roche of Team Saxo-Tinkoff remains in second place at the Vuelta a Espana. Photograph: Miguel Vidal/Reuters

Belgium’s Philippe Gilbert roared past late attacker Edvald Boasson Hagen to take stage 12 of the Vuelta a Espana on Thursday and claim his first win(...)

Czech cyclist Zdenek Stybar (Omega Pharma) (right) crosses the finish line ahead of Belgian world road race champion Philippe Gilbert (BMC)  at the end of the seventh stage of the 68th edition of “La Vuelta” Tour of Spain, a 205.9 km route between Almendralejo and Mairena del Aljarafe. Photograph: Jose Jordan /AFP/Getty Images

Zdenek Stybar beat world champion Philippe Gilbert in a photo finish to win Friday’s seventh stage of the Vuelta a Espana.The pair made a late bid for(...)