Giro d’Italia: Breakaway artist Thomas De Gendt wins stage eight | Giro d’Italia

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Thomas De Gendt claimed a fifth profession grand tour stage win when he prevailed within the eighth stage of the Giro d’Italia on the finish of a breakaway on Saturday.The 35-year-old Belgian gained a four-man dash on the finish of the 153km journey in and round Naples so as to add to his 2012 Giro, 2017 Spanish Vuelta and 2016 and 2019 Tour de France stage laurels.Davide Gabburo of Italy was second, and Spain’s Jorge Arcas got here residence third, with Hurt Vanhoucke ending fourth after pulling for his teammate and compatriot De Gendt within the finale.Juan Pedro López retained the general chief’s pink jersey after controlling Lennard Kämna’s assaults on the final brief climb of the day.Fast GuideHow do I join sport breaking information alerts?ShowDownload the Guardian app from the iOS App Retailer on iPhones or the Google Play retailer on Android telephones by trying to find ‘The Guardian’.If you have already got the Guardian app, be sure you’re on the latest model.Within the Guardian app, faucet the yellow button on the backside proper, then go to Settings (the gear icon), then Notifications.Activate sport notifications.Thanks on your suggestions.France’s Guillaume Martin, who had misplaced appreciable time within the climb up Mount Etna earlier this week, made up for it by that includes in a big breakaway group wherein Mathieu van der Poel was essentially the most aggressive rider.Van der Poel, nevertheless, didn’t distance his rivals within the main group and finally paid for his efforts to complete seventh, 15 seconds behind De Gendt.Sunday’s ninth stage is a gruelling mountain trek of 191km from Isernia to the Blockhaus.

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