Giro d’Italia 2018: Stage 8 finish line quotes

Richard Carapaz (Movistar) – stage winner and best young rider

I’m very happy, I have done a lot of work ahead of the Giro. Of course having the first Grand Tour win – it’s emotional.

I had good legs, so I decided to attack from far out – more than 2km to go. I decided it was the right time to go alone, because I knew I couldn’t win in a sprint.

(On his ambitions for the overall) I’ll take it day by day. There is still a long way to go to Rome, but I’m here to see what I can do at the Giro.

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David de la Cruz (Team Sky)

It was a nasty climb the surface was really slippery. [Froome] had some bad luck and he crashed but as a team we went well and we brought him to the front and finally we made it through. It has been a hard Giro for us but we are going well, we are keeping the motivation high and we are sure that the team can win the race and go for it.

It was a hard week for all of us but we are getting better day by day. We are riding our stages and from now on the parcours is better for us. Now is our time and we have to do it.

Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) – race leader

We wanted to be in front for the climb. We knew because of the rain in the final, the hairpins would be very slippery. We wanted to take them in the front. We rode an even tempo. It was a very hard start, so maybe the breakaway didn’t have good enough legs to stay away.

Dayer Quintana (Movistar)

Esteban Chaves (Mitchelton-Scott) – Mountains classification leader

Jack Haig (Mitchelton-Scott)

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