Spain's Joaquim Rodriguez rides in a breakaway during the 195 km twelfth stage of the 102nd edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 16, 2015, between Lannemezan and Plateau de Beille, southern France. AFP PHOTO / JEFF PACHOUD
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Spain's Joaquim Rodriguez won the 12th stage of the Tour de France, a grueling trek in the Pyrenees as Chris Froome retained the overall lead after holding off his rivals on the final climb Thursday.Rodriguez, who like many top names saw his hopes of winning the Tour evaporate after cracking in the first mountain stages, dropped his breakaway companions one by one and snatched a solo victory on the Plateau de Beille, a 15.8-km ascent at an average gradient of 7.9 percent.It brought the diminutive climber, third in the 2013 Tour, some consolation after he lost hope of overall victory in the first two Pyrenean stages.Friday's 13th stage is a transition ride between Muret and Rodez.
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