Esteban Chaves takes stage eight of Tour de Suisse

Tony Martin hangs on to his overall lead in the Tour de Suisse with one stage remaining

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Esteban Chaves (Orica-GreenEdge) won the eighth stage of the 2014 Tour de Suisse, while Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) limited his losses to retain the overall lead.

Chaves made his well-timed move with just less than four kilometres to go, moments after the race had come back together with the survivors of earlier attacks being caught. Davide Formolo (Cannondale) followed his move initially, but couldn’t handle the pace and was dropped with two kilometres, leaving Chaves to seal an impressive solo win.

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Stephen Puddicombe is a freelance journalist for Cycling Weekly, who regularly contributes to our World Tour racing coverage with race reports, news stories, interviews and features. Outside of cycling, he also enjoys writing about film and TV - but you won't find much of that content embedded into his CW articles.