Nacer Bouhanni wins eventful stage eight of Vuelta a Espana

Crosswinds split peloton in final section of stage eight; Alejandro Valverde retains overall race lead

Nacer Bouhanni wins stage eight of the 2014 Tour of Spain

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ) claimed his second stage at this year’s Vuelta a Espana in a bunch sprint on Saturday's stage eight.

Crosswinds forced a series of splits in the peloton in the final 30 kilometres, but all the major GC candidates finished safely in the lead group, including overall leader Alejandro Valverde (Movistar).

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