Brambilla leads Giro after his 1st Grand Tour stage win

BY foxsports • 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.

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