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Columbia's Kanstantsin Siutsou of Belarus has won the eighth stage of the Giro d'Italia, with Danilo Di Luca of Italy keeping the overall lead.







Stage 8 Results
1 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Columbia - Highroad - 5.04.34
2 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia - Highroad - 0.21
3 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini
4 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - Highroad
5 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas
6 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo
7 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.
8 Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli
9 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.
10 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram

General Classification After Stage 8
1 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini - 37.29.48
2 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Team Columbia - Highroad - 0.13
3 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - Highroad - 0.44
4 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana - 0.51
5 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank - 0.58
6 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas - 1.14
7 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervelo Test Team - 1.24
8 Christopher Horner (USA) Astana - 1.25
9 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas - 1.35
10 David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne - 1.49

Full Results here

Jersey Standings:
- Danilo Di Luca
- Danilo Di Luca
- Danilo Di Luca
- Thomas Lövkvist

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Links to news sites...

"Siutsou continues Columbia's impressive Giro
(CNN) -- Team Columbia's impressive Giro d'Italia continued on Saturday as Belarussian Kanstantin Siutsou handed the American outfit their third stage victory when he won the 209km eighth leg from Morbegno to Bergamo.

Siutsou broke clear with 15km remaining and held off the fast-finishing remains of the peloton to win the stage by 21 seconds.

Siutsou's team-mate Edvald Boasson Hagen, who won Friday's seventh stage and finished second on Thursday's sixth stage, again showed an impressive finishing burst to come home second with race leader Danilo Di Luca snatching third place ahead of another Columbia rider, Michael Rogers." Read more from CNN International...

"Do what we may: Columbia has another gem in Siutsou
Di Luca under fire, but under control
By Anthony Tan in Bergamo

It seems Columbia-Highroad has brought a team that can win any stage they want.

First, they showed their combined strength on the Lido di Venezia, beating pre-race favourite Garmin-Slipstream in the team time trial and putting Cavendish in the maglia rosa.

Three days later on stage four, Team Columbia-Highroad placed its second rider in pink, Thomas Lövkvist demonstrating his strength and maturity on the climb of San Martino di Castrozza and now a serious dark horse for the final podium in Rome.

Yesterday, it was the turn of Edvald Boasson Hagen, the least experienced man in a five-man breakaway making a mockery of his rivals in Chiavenna.

And Saturday in Bergamo, Team Columbia-Highroad pulled another rabbit out of the hat in Kanstantsin Siutsou. " Read more from Cyclingnews.com...

Photos by CorVos