Ben Healy (EF Education Easypost) took an inspirational solo victory on stage 8 of the Giro d’Italia into Fossombrone, attacking from a breakaway of 12 within the last 50km to ride alone to a striking winning margin of 1:49.
As the 22-year-old celebrated his career-best win, behind him the remnants of the breakaway sprinted for the remaining places, with Derek Gee (Israel-Premier Tech) taking second place ahead of Filippo Zana (Jayco-AlUla) in third.
Healy was part of an initial four-man attack which grew into the day’s main 12-man break, containing Derek Gee (Israel-Premier Tech), Valentin Paret-Peintre (AG2R Citroën) and Carlos Verona (Movistar), Filippo Zana (Jayco-AlUla), Alessandro Iacchi (Team Corratec – Selle Italia), Samele Battistella (Atana Qazaqstan), François Bidard (Cofidis), Mattia Bais (EOLO-Kometa) and Alessandro Tonelli (Green Project-Bardiani CSF-Faizanè) and Toms Skujiņš (Trek-Segafredo).
In the main group, the general classification favourites oversaw a day of tight control between the major teams in the peloton, capped off with a vicious attack from Primoz Roglic in the final climb which threatened to disrupt the overall standings.
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