Tour de Suisse 2018 Stage 8: Démare sprints to victory, Porte still leader

arnaud demare 2018 - Tour de Suisse 2018 Stage 8: Démare sprints to victory, Porte still leaderThe Tour de Suisse's 8th stage is a criterium race around in Bellinzona. After six rolling laps Arnaud Démare outguns Fernando Gaviria, while Richie Porte finishes safely in the bunch to retain in the yellow jersey. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 8th stage 2018 Tour de Suisse

1. Arnaud Démare (fra)
2. Fernando Gaviria (col) s.t.
3. Alexander Kristoff (nor) s.t.
4. Peter Sagan (svk) s.t.
5. Jasper Stuyven (bel) s.t.
6. John Degenkolb (ger) s.t.
7. Reinardt Janse van Rensburg (rsa) s.t.
8. Sonny Colbrelli (ita) s.t.
9. André Greipel (ger) s.t.
10. Michael Matthews (aus) s.t.

GC after the 8th stage
1. Richie Porte (aus)
2. Nairo Quintana (col) + 0.17
3. Wilco Kelderman (nld) + 0.52
4. Enric Mas (spa) + 0.53
5. Sam Oomen (nld) + 1.13
6. Jakob Fuglsang (den) + 1.28
7. Mikel Landa (spa) + 1.31
8. Steven Kruijswijk (nld) + 1.37
9. Simon Spilak (slo) + 1.48
10. Bauke Mollema (nld) + 2.26

Race report
In the first lap four riders go clear. Eddie Dunbar, Willie Smit, Nathan Brown and Paul Ourselin race to a maximum lead of 2 minutes.

With 6 kms left the breakaway is history before Arnaud Démare outpowers Fernando Gaviria and Alexander Kristoff in the ensuing sprint. The GC stays like it is with Richie Porte leading.

Read also: route 8th stage 2018 Tour de Suisse.

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