Vuelta a Espana
Stage 8: Puebla de Don Fadrique to Murcia - Stage Details

Two-time stage winner Esteban Chaves has recovered from a crash during stage eight of the Vuelta a Espana to retain the red leader’s jersey for another day.

Chaves was involved in a large crash with 50km to go that saw a number of big names forced to withdraw from the race. Fortunately, the Colombian managed to escape with only minor grazes.

Many of his ORICA-GreenEDGE teammates were also taken down in the same incident but recovered to wait for their leader. Damien Howson and Jens Keukeleireworked hard to pull Chaves back to the front group whilst Daryl Impey and Cameron Meyer took positioning duties over the first climb and onto the second.

“It was very stressful, everyone wanted to be at the front,” Chaves said. “Then one Lotto Soudal rider fell in front of me after a roundabout. I think this rider is really bad and I want to say to him that I hope you recover really well.”

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Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Jasper Stuyven (BEL) - Trek Factory Racing 4:06:05
2 Pello Bilbao (SPA) - Caja Rural-Seguros RGA ST
3 Kévin Reza (FRA) - FDJ.fr ST
4 Giovanni Visconti (ITA) - Movistar Team ST
5 Kristian Sbaragli (ITA) - MTN - Qhubeka ST
6 Tosh Van Der Sande (BEL) - Lotto Soudal ST
7 Julien Simon (FRA) - Cofidis, Solutions Credits ST
8 Pieter Serry (BEL) - Etixx - Quick-Step ST
9 Jose Joaquin Rojas (SPA) - Movistar Team ST
10 Nicolas Roche (IRL) - Team Sky ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
12 Esteban Chaves (COL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
103 Daryl Impey (RSA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:09:53
104 Cameron Meyer (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:09:53
146 Damien Howson (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:13:43
147 Jens Keukeleire (BEL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:13:43
171 Mitchell Docker (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:13:43
175 Caleb Ewan (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:15:28
181 Simon Gerrans (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:15:28
182 Mathew Hayman (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:15:28