Brambilla leads Giro after his 1st Grand Tour stage win

May 14, 2016

AREZZO, Italy (AP) Gianluca Brambilla moved into the overall lead of the Giro d'Italia on Saturday with his first ever Grand Tour stage win after a solo attack at the end of the eighth stage.

The Italian attacked with 25 kilometers (16 miles) remaining of the 186-kilometer leg from Foligno to the Tuscan town of Arezzo to open up a significant gap.

Matteo Montaguti was 1 minute, 6 seconds slower than Brambilla, with Moreno Moser 21 seconds further back in an Italian one-two-three.

Tom Dumoulin finished more than three minutes behind Brambilla, handing the Etixx-QuickStep rider the pink jersey.


Ilnur Zakarin is second overall, 23 seconds behind Brambilla, with Steven Kruijswijk 10 seconds further back.

Sunday's stage is a hilly 40.5-kilometer time trial from Radda to Greve.