Richard Carapaz makes late attack to win Giro d'Italia 2018 stage eight as Yates retains overall lead

GC hits a stalemate on summit finish to Montevergine

Richard Carapaz wins stage eight of the 2018 Giro d'Italia (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Best young rider Richard Carapaz (Movistar) became the first Ecuadorian to win a Grand Tour stage after making a late attack on the final climb of stage eight of the Giro d'Italia.

The 24-year-old left it until within the final 2km to launch an attack, riding past the remaining breakaway rider Koen Bouwman (LottoNL-Jumbo) on the summit finish to Montevergine.

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Richard Windsor

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