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Gorka Izagirre wins in Peschici as Giro d’Italia explodes into life

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Gorka Izagirre (Movistar) has won a thrilling stage at the Giro d’Italia as the race exploded into life in Puglia.

As the peloton closed in on a lead group of four riders, Izagirre avoided the fall of Valerio Conti, who skidded out on a slippery hairpin inside the final kilometre,  and rode clear of fellow escapees Luis Leon Sanchez and Giovanni Visconti.

“It wasn’t on our day’s plan to enter the break, but we saw a chance into that long descent, we also had to keep riders from dangerous teams at reach, and so we decided to give it a try and carry on later on once we made it it”, said Izagirre. “We saw the opportunity to go for the stage and I’m so glad we could finish it off. When Conti crashed just in front of me I was a bit hesitant, because there was still around one kilometer remaining. However, I looked back, saw that there was a split in our group, and I chose to go on full steam until the very end. It was really a long ascent with that action, but I’m just incredibly happy that I got this!”

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Giro d’Italia 2017 – stage 8 results (Molfetta – Peschici):

1Gorka Izagirre (Movistar)

4:24:59

2Giovanni Visconti (Bahrain Merida)

+05”

3Luis León Sanchez (Astana)

+10”

4Enrico Battaglin (LottoNl-Jumbo)

+12”

5Michael Woods (Cannondale-Drapac)

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6Thibaut Pinot (FDJ)

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7Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain Merida)

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8Adam Yates (Orica-Scott)

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9Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNl-Jumbo)

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10Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors)

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11Geraint Thomas (Team Sky)

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12Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb)

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13Mikel Landa (Team Sky)

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14Domenico Pozzovivo (AG2R)

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15Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb)

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16Nairo Quintana (Movistar)

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17Andrey Amador (Movistar)

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18Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo)

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19Tejay Van Garderen (BMC)

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20Davide Formolo (Cannondale-Drapac)

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General classification after stage 8:

1Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors)

38:21:18

2Geraint Thomas (Team Sky)

+06”

3Adam Yates (Orica-Scott)

+10”

4Domenico Pozzovivo (AG2R)

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5Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain Merida)

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6Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb)

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7Nairo Quintana (Movistar)

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8Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo)

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9Tejay Van Garderen (BMC)

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10Andrey Amador (Movistar)

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11Thibaut Pinot (FDJ)

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12Mikel Landa (Team Sky)

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13Davide Formolo (Cannondale-Drapac)

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14Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin)

+14”

15Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNl-Jumbo)

+23”

16Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb)

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17Rui Costa (UAE Team Emirates)

+46”

18Tanel Kangert (Astana)

+1’03”

19Jan Polanc (UAE Team Emirates)

+1’18”

20Dario Cataldo (Astana)

+01’32”

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