Giro d'Italia
Stage 8: Foligno - Montecopiolo - Stage Details

ORICA-GreenEDGE’s seven day run in the maglia rosa came to an end in the Apennines mountain range. Michael Matthews crossed the finish line 34’19 behind Giro d’Italia stage eight winner Diego Ulissi (Lampre Merida). Cadel Evans (BMC) pulled on the pink jersey in Montecopiolo with a lead of 57” over Rigoberto Uran (Omega Pharma – Quick-Step) in second and 1’10 over Rafal Majka (Tinkoff-Saxo) in third.

Ivan Santaromita was the top placed rider for the Australian outfit on the first mountain finish. The Italian National Road Champion climbed to 46th place more than seven minutes behind Ulissi.

“We started the stage thinking we still wanted to give Ivan the best possible chance at riding the general classification. We put our efforts there and supported him as long as we could. That was pretty much the only objective of the day other than getting our weathered crew though the stage. It doesn’t look as if Ivan will be riding the overall anymore, but we still have goals to target. We’ve put in a lot of work into getting ready for the entire month. Just because we had a super week with the two stage wins and the jersey doesn’t mean we’re done.” - Sport Director Matt White

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Diego Ulissi (Ita) - Lampre-Merida 4:47:47
2 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) - Trek Factory Racing ST
3 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) - Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:00:06
4 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) - Movistar Team ST
5 Cadel Evans (Aus) - BMC Racing Team 0:00:08
6 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) - Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team ST
7 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) - AG2R La Mondiale ST
8 Rafal Majka (Pol) - Tinkoff-Saxo 0:00:14
9 Fabio Aru (Ita) - Astana Pro Team 0:00:17
10 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) - Garmin Sharp 0:00:20
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
46 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:07:20
79 Pieter Weening (Ned) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:21:52
159 Mitchell Docker (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:34:19
161 Luke Durbridge (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
164 Svein Tuft (Can) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
180 Michael Matthews (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
184 Michael Hepburn (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:35:29