Victor Lafay wins from breakaway to claim stage eight of the Giro d'Italia

The Frenchman wins Cofidis' first Giro stage for 11 years

Victor Lafay wins stage eight of the 2021 Giro d'Italia
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Cofidis' 11-year drought at the Giro d'Italia is over thanks to the breakaway efforts of Victor Lafay.

After the escapees had been afforded enough of a gap to contest the stage victory between themselves, the Frenchman caught and passed Victor Campenaerts (Qhubeka-Assos) and Giovanni Carboni (Bardiani-CSF-Faizane) on the climb to the finish line to claim his first victory as a professional.

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