Giro D’Italia 2018 Stage 8: Movistar’S Richard Carapaz Takes Surprise Win On Final Climb

Giro d’Italia 2018 Stage 8: Movistar’s Richard Carapaz takes surprise win on final climb

Pete Muir 12 May 2018 The young rider from Ecuador takes his first Giro stage, while Simon Yates stays in pink Young Ecuadorean rider Richard Carapaz (Movistar) exploded out of the main pack on the final climb to win Stage 8 of the Giro d’Italia. Wearing the white 'Best Young Rider' jersey, Carapaz managed to break away from the peloton as it closed on the remnants of the breakaway, which had been out in front all the way to the final couple of kilometres. Team Sky's Chris Froome seemed to struggle to control his bike on the wet upper slopes of the climb, but managed to stay in the top ten on GC at the finish, while Britain’s Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) retained his pink jersey. See related Giro d'Italia 2018: Route, riders and all you need to know Giro d'Italia 2018 stage 7: Sam Bennett trumps Viviani to claim victory ...

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