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Victor Lafay wins Giro d'Italia stage 8

16 May 2021
Victor Lafay wins Giro d'Italia stage 8

The French rider from Team Cofidis conquests his first victory as Pro rider.

Victor Lafay won the 8th stage of the Giro as a solo rider on Saturday. This was the best performance of his career and his first victory in the professional category.

The stage from Foggia was intense all the way until the end. It took more than 50 kilometres before the breakaway of the day was formed. There were 12 riders in this group. Victor, on his side, rode intelligently to save himself as much as possible and to stay as focused as possible. Unlike the other breakaways, he avoided making attacks. It was only with 2,2 km to go that he made his move as the road was rising one last time.

This incisive attack allowed him to take the lead of the race and he kept it until the end. Victor Lafay thus achieved the best result of his career, his first victory in the professional category. Under the colours of Cofidis, the young climber has progressively gained in power. He discovered the demands of the big races last year, at the Vuelta.

This year, he was able to finish 2nd in the 3rd stage of the Tour of Valencia where he also took the best young rider jersey. Victor Lafay also gave Cofidis it’s 5th victory of the season.

Victor Lafay conquested Giro stage 8 atop on his De Rosa bike equipped with Campagnolo Super Record EPS 12 Speed Disc Brake electronic groupset..

 

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