Giro d’Italia: Breakaway artist Thomas De Gendt wins stage eight

Giro d’Italia: Breakaway artist Thomas De Gendt wins stage eight

Thomas De Gendt won stage eight of the Giro d’Italia as Guillaume Martin used a breakaway to vault his way up to fourth in the overall standings. De Gendt accelerated past Davide Gabburo and Jorge Arcas with 200m to go on the seafront in Napoli to get his reward for splitting up the break and carrying clear a four-man group which also included his Lotto-Soudal teammate Harm Vanhoucke. Cofidis’ Martin followed the pre-stage favourites Mathieu van der Poel and Biniam Girmay 33 seconds down, three minutes ahead of the chasing peloton to move up from 14th in the general classification to fourth, now 66 seconds behind Trek-Segafredo’s Juan Pedro Lopez who held on to pink going into Sunday’s stage on Blockhaus. This short, punchy 153km circuit around Napoli was always …
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