Carapaz wins Stage 8 of the Giro d’Italia, Yates retains the Maglia Rosa
The Ecuadorian rider Richard Carapaz (Movistar Team) won Stage 8 of the 101st Giro d’Italia, Praia a Mare-Montevergine di Mercogliano of 209km. Davide Formolo (Bora – Hansgrohe) and Thibaut Pinot (Groupama – FDJ) finished second and third, respectively.
Simon Yates (Mitchelton – Scott) remains the race General Classification leader, wearing the Maglia Rosa.
FINAL RESULT 1 – Richard Carapaz (Movistar Team) – 209km in 5h11’35”, average speed 40.246km/h 2 – Davide Formolo (Bora – Hansgrohe) at 7″ 3 – Thibaut Pinot (Groupama – FDJ) s.t.
Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the stage winner, Richard Carapaz, said: “I’m very happy and emotional. It’s my first Grand Tour victory. I’ve worked hard to get here. I had good legs from the bottom of the climb. I had to try from far out because I had little chance to win a sprint. I chose the right moment from 2km to go. It’s still a long way to Rome and I’m yet to understand what else I can achieve but this is already beautiful.”