Sunday, May 16, 2010
2010 Giro d'Italia, Stage 8 Results
Monte Terminillo, 16 May: In the feared 16 km ascent of Monte Terminillo, which was blanketed in fog at the summit, Vinokourov was completely in control and was able to stay with any attacks by the GC contenders. Vino remains in pink. Six Italian riders are now in the top 10 on GC.
The stage was won by Saxo Bank's Chris Sorensen who began a breakaway with 16 other riders at 113 km of the 189 km stage. He appeared to suffer mightly in the last few kms but was able to hold off an attack by Simone Stortoni.
Yesterday took its toll on the peloton, with 7 riders abandoning early in the stage today including Alessandro Petacchi.
Tomorrow's 186 km stage from from Frosinone to Cava de' Tirreni should be perfect for the sprinters.
Top 10 GC after stage 8:
1 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana 29:01:26
2 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team -0:01:12
3 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:01:33
4 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:01:51
5 Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia 0:02:17
6 Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 0:02:26
7 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha 0:02:34
8 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 0:02:47
9 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:03:08
10 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 0:03:09
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