Leopold Konig wins stage eight of Vuelta a Espana

Leopold Konig wins, Vuelta a Espana 2013, stage eight

On an uncomfortably hot stage eight of the Vuelta a Espana, Leopold Konig (NetApp-Endura) made it two Czech wins in as many days with a well timed accent of the Alto de Penas Blancas, making up for his failed attempt to win stage two.

There was more success today for that day's victor, Nicolas Roche (Saxo-Tinkoff), whose third place was enough to see him move into first place on the general classification.

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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.