Giro 2018 Stage 8: Carapaz sizzles in the rain; Yates stays in pink

It started off very slowly and ended up very wet. Stage 8 of the Giro d’Italia provided a good few talking points but it waited until the last ten minutes to serve them up. The remnants of the day’s break tried hard to hold on to their advantage but a huge surge from Movistar’s Richard Carapaz put an end to their hopes. The Ecuadorian took the stage win in style, his country’s first ever Giro victory. Simon Yates came through safely to stay in pink another day but Chris Froome had a bit of a skittish ‘mare.

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Giro 2018 Stage 6: A stunning Mitchelton one-two on Etna

The slopes of Mount Etna hosted the first summit finish of this year’s Giro d’Italia and it really shook things up with an intriguing and dramatic day of racing. Mitchelton-Scott dominated with Esteban Chaves winning the stage, coming across the finish line just in front of his teammate Simon Yates, who relieved Rohan Dennis of the maglia rosa. 

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