Giro d'Italia: How the GC contenders fared on stage 8

The Giro d'Italia giveth, and the Giro d'Italia taketh away. Tom Dumoulin's stock as a contender for final overall victory rose steadily through the opening week of racing, and then suddenly plummeted on the Alpe di Poti on stage 8, where the maglia rosa was abruptly dropped by the general classification contenders as soon as they hit the dirt road section with 6.5 kilometres still to climb, eventually losing 1:10 and dropping to 11th overall.

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2 (-1)Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Team Katusha33:39:37
3 (-2)Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:00:10
4 (-2)Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:13
5 (-3)Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:22
6 (-5)Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:25
7 (-3)Rigoberto Uran (Col) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:26
8 (-4)Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff Team0:00:31
9 (-4)Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 7 - Cell 2
10 (-5)Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Team Sky0:00:40
11 (+10)Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:00:42
12 (+10)Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team0:00:49
13 (-4)Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team0:00:55
14 (+10)Bob Jungels (Lux) Etixx - Quick-Step0:00:58
16 (+9)Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:01:04
22 (+1)Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Trek-Segafredo0:02:13

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.