Giro 2021: Lafay wins from the breakaway, Valter stays in pink

Victor Lafay - Giro 2021: Lafay wins from the breakaway, Valter stays in pinkimage: Cor VosVictor Lafay solos to victory in the 8th stage of the Giro d'Italia. The Frenchman is the best climber in the breakaway and he wins ahead of Francesco Gavazzi and Nikias Arndt, while Atilla Valter stays in the overall race lead. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 8th stage Giro d’Italia 2021

1. Victor Lafay (fra)
2. Francesco Gavazzi (ita) + 0.36
3. Nikias Arndt (ger) + 0.37
4. Nelson Oliveira (por) + 0.41
5. Giovanni Carboni (ita) + 0.44
6. Kobe Goossens (bel) + 0.58
7. Victor Campenaerts (bel) + 1.00
8. Alexis Gougeard (fra) + 1.54
9. Fernando Gaviria (col) + 3.04
10. João Almeida (por) + 4.48

GC after stage 8
1. Atilla Valter (hun)
2. Remco Evenepoel (bel) + 0.11
3. Egan Bernal (col) + 0.16
4. Aleksandr Vlasov (rus) + 0.24
5. Hugh Carthy (gbr) + 0.38
6. Damiano Caruso (ita) + 0.39
7. Giulio Ciccone (ita) + 0.41
8. Daniel Martin (irl) + 0.47
9. Simon Yates (gbr) + 0.49
10. Louis Vervaeke (bel) + 0.50

Race report
After a furious fight for the break Gougeard, Carboni, Lafay, Gavazzi, Goossens, Oliveira, Arndt and Gaviria join forces, while Campenaerts tracks the eight down. The lead group puts more than 7 minutes into the peloton.

Campenaerts and Carboni jump clear with 7 kilometres remaining before the Italian goes solo in the last 3 kilometres. Lafay tracks him down and overhauls him.

The 25 year old Frenchman solos to triumph, finishing almost 5 minutes ahead of the main group. Valter keeps the maglia rosa ahead of Evenepoel and Bernal.

Another interesting read: route 8th stage 2021 Giro.

Giro d’Italia 2021 stage 8: routes, profiles, more

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