The Giro d'Italia always boasts majestic racing when it enters the mountains.

Giro D’Italia: Stage 8, Top 10 Photos

May 16, 2015
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(Photos: Bettini)

Click here for a full race report from Stage 8 of the Giro d’Italia!

Stage 8 featured a mountainous 186-kilometer route.

Stage 8 featured a mountainous 186-kilometer route.

Despite his injury sustained in a crash on Stage 6, overall leader Alberto Contador looked relatively comfortable throughout Saturday's Stage 8.

Despite his injury sustained in a crash on Stage 6, overall leader Alberto Contador looked relatively comfortable throughout Saturday’s Stage 8.

Young Italian Fabio Aru is captain of his Astana squad for the Giro, and is already poised for a big overall result.

Young Italian Fabio Aru is captain of his Astana squad for the Giro, and is already poised for a big overall result.

Fans made up a sign dedicated to Italian rider Domenico Pozzovivo, who suffered a nasty crash early on in the Giro and was forced to withdraw.

Fans made up a sign dedicated to Italian rider Domenico Pozzovivo, who suffered a nasty crash early on in the Giro and was forced to withdraw.

Katusha's Ilnur Zakarin was the surprise winner at the Tour of Romanie earlier this season, and should be a rider to watch for future grand tour success.

Katusha’s Ilnur Zakarin was the surprise winner at the Tour of Romanie earlier this season, and should be a rider to watch for future grand tour success.

The Giro d'Italia never fails to produce some stunning scenery.

The Giro d’Italia never fails to produce some stunning scenery.

Sky's Richie Porte is one of the GC favorites and currently sits in third place overall.

Sky’s Richie Porte is one of the GC favorites and currently sits in third place overall.

The Giro d'Italia always boasts majestic racing when it enters the mountains.

The Giro d’Italia always boasts majestic racing when it enters the mountains.

Movistar's Benat Intxausti won Stage 8 after being in the breakaway for most of the day.

Movistar’s Benat Intxausti won Stage 8 after being in the breakaway for most of the day.

Thanks to his summit stage victory on the day, Intxausti  also inherited the blue jersey as the reigning King of the Mountains.

Thanks to his summit stage victory on the day, Intxausti also inherited the blue jersey as the reigning King of the Mountains.

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