Ben Healy claims first Grand Tour win with impressive ride on stage eight of the 2023 Giro d'Italia

Ben Healy attacked on a Classics-like climb and rode clear to win his first Grand Tour stage

Ben Healy at the 2023 Giro d'Italia
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

Ben Healy (EF Education EasyPost) won stage eight of the Giro d'Italia 2023 thanks to a long range attack on a climb that suited a man who'd excelled in the hilly Classics just a few weeks ago.

With around 50km left to the finish, Healy left his breakaway companions behind and rode strongly to gain a gap. The Irish rider was further aided by the discord in the group, which meant the chase was never particularly coordinated.

  1. Andreas Leknessund (Nor) DSM, in 33:52:10
  2. Remco Evenepoel (Bel) Soudal-Quick Step, at 00:08
  3. Primož Roglič (Slo) Jumbo-Visma, at 00:38
  4. João Almeida (Por) UAE-Team Emirates, at 00:40
  5. Geraint Thomas (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers, at 00:52
  6. Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers, at 00:56
  7. Aurelien Paret-Peintre (Fra) AG2R Citroen, at 00:58
  8. Aleksandr Vlasov (Rus) Bora-hansgrohe, at 1:26
  9. Damiano Caruso (Ita) Bahrain-Victorious, at 1:39
  10. Lennard Kämna (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe, at 1:54

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