2011 Giro d’ Italia – Stage 8 Gallery

Giro d'Italia

(AP) Oscar Gatto had to fight off a late charge from race favorite Alberto Contador to win the eighth stage of the Giro d’Italia on Saturday.

Gatto attacked on the final climb to the finish and only Contador broke from the pack to chase him.

The pair finished the 217-kilometer (134.5-mile) stage that began in Sapri in 4 hours, 59 minutes, 45 seconds, while Alessandro Petacchi led home the chasing pack to finish five seconds behind in third.

Stage 8 – Results
1. Oscar Gatto Farnese Vini – Neri Sottoli - 4:59:45
2. Alberto Contador Velasco Saxo Bank Sungard
3. Alessandro Petacchi Lampre – ISD - 0:00:05
4. Alexander Kristoff BMC Racing Team
5. Roberto Ferrari Androni Giocattoli
6. Davide Appollonio Sky Procycling
7. Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi Movistar Team
8. Rinaldo Nocentini AG2R La Mondiale
9. Christophe Le Mevel Team Garmin-Cervelo
10. Klaas Lodewyck Omega Pharma-Lotto

General Classification After Stage 8
1. Pieter Weening Rabobank Cycling Team - 28:09:49
2. Kanstantsin Sivtsov HTC-Highroad - 0:00:02
3. Marco Pinotti HTC-Highroad
4. Christophe Le Mevel Team Garmin-Cervelo - 0:00:05
5. Alberto Contador Velasco Saxo Bank Sungard - 0:00:13
6. Michele Scarponi Lampre – ISD - 0:00:14
7. Pablo Lastras Garcia Movistar Team - 0:00:22
8. Vincenzo Nibali Liquigas-Cannondale - 0:00:24
9. Steven Kruijswijk Rabobank Cycling Team - 0:00:28
10. Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez Androni Giocattoli - 0:00:33

Full Results

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Photo credit – CorVos

About the author: Thien Dinh

Thien Dinh gained most his cycling knowledge the old fashioned way, by immersing himself in the sport. From 2007 to early 2013, Thien served as RoadBikeReview Site Manager, riding daily while putting various cycling products through its paces. A native of California, Thien also enjoys tinkering with photography and discovering new music.

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