Beñat Intxausti wins mountain-top finish on Giro d'Italia stage eight

Movistar's Beñat Intxausti solos to victory ahead of Mikel Landa and Sebastian Reichenbach on stage eight of the Giro d'Italia

Benat Intxausti wins stage eight of the 2015 Tour of Italy

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Beñat Intxausti attacked from a splintered breakaway in the final four kilometres on the climb to Campitello Matese to take a solo win on stage eight of the Giro d'Italia.

The Movistar rider was one of nine riders who spent a large portion of the day chasing Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo), Carlos Betancur (Ag2r-La Mondiale) and Kristof Vandewalle (Trek), only to power past them in the closing stages.

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