Bob Schoonbroodt puts an end to bunch sprint finishes

As much as the Tour of Taihu Lake is designed for bunch sprint finishes, Bob Schoonbroodt of the Dutch national team proved there’s always a hope for breakaways to succeeded after claiming stage 8 ahead of local favorites Wang Meiyin (Hengxiang) and Zhang Wenlong (Giant-Champion System), who were with him in a eleven-man break.

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bob Schoonbroodt (Ned) Netherlands2:41:35
2Meiyin Wang (Chn) Henxiang Cycling Team0:00:10
3Wenlong Zhang (Chn) Giant-Champion SystemRow 2 - Cell 2
4Rick Van Breda (Ned) NetherlandsRow 3 - Cell 2
5José Gonçalves (Por) La Pomme MarseilleRow 4 - Cell 2
6Viesturs Luksevics (Lat) Amore & Vita - Selle SMPRow 5 - Cell 2
7Elchin Asadov (Aze) Synergy Baku Cycling ProjectRow 6 - Cell 2
8Daniel Crista (Rom) RomaniaRow 7 - Cell 2
9Mohd Harrif Saleh (Mas) Terengganu Cycling TeamRow 8 - Cell 2
10Alois Kankovsky (Cze) ASC Dukla PrahaRow 9 - Cell 2
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General classification after stage 8
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sam Witmitz (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts21:46:30
2Jurgen Van Diemen (Ned) Netherlands0:00:14
3Alois Kankovsky (Cze) ASC Dukla Praha0:00:15
4Meiyin Wang (Chn) Henxiang Cycling Team0:00:18
5Bob Schoonbroodt (Ned) Netherlands0:00:22
6Boris Shpilevskiy (Rus) RTS-Santic Racing Team0:00:25
7Patrick Clausen (Den) Team Trefor - Blue Water0:00:35
8Ahmet Orken (Tur) Torku Sekerspor0:00:40
9Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team Trefor - Blue WaterRow 8 - Cell 2
10Mohd Harrif Saleh (Mas) Terengganu Cycling TeamRow 9 - Cell 2

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