David Moncoutie Wins Stage 8 of 2010 Tour of Spain

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09/4/2010| 0 comments
by AP, with additional commentary by Roadcycling.com
David Moncoutie on his way to victory. Photo copyright Fotoreporter Sirotti.
David Moncoutie on his way to victory. Photo copyright Fotoreporter Sirotti.

David Moncoutie Wins Stage 8 of 2010 Tour of Spain

David Moncoutie (Team Cofidis) wins stage 8 of the Vuelta a Espana and Igor Anton (Team Euskaltel) finally grabs the overall Vuelta lead.

David Moncoutie of France has won the eighth stage of the Spanish 2010 Vuelta a Espana / 2010 Tour of Spain and Igor Anton (Team Euskaltel) has claimed the overall race lead.

Cofidis rider Moncoutie finished the stage in 5 hours, 14 minutes, 32 seconds on Saturday, when a number of leading riders were involved in a crash 6.8 miles after the start.

Serafin Martinez of Spain, Johan Tschopp of Switzerland and Jose Luis Arrieta of Spain crossed next, 54 seconds behind.

Although Anton took the standings lead, fellow Spaniard Joaquin Rodriguez has the same overall time of 32:28:49.

Also on Saturday, Team Sky withdrew following the death of its masseur, Txema Gonzalez.

Sunday's stage is a 116.6-mile ride from Calpe to Alcoy.

Click here for full results from stage 8 of the 2010 Vuelta a Espana.

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