Jay Vine attacks to win his second mountain top finish

Jay Vine (Alpecin-Deceuninck) took his second victory atop the Colláu Fancuaya after attacking his breakaway companions on Stage 8 in the Asturias Mountains

Jay Vine attacks to win his second mountain top finish

Stage 8 was a difficult day with 3,300m of climbing through the Astoria Mountains with four climbs and a mountain top finish.

The opening climb of the Alto de la Colladona saw some harsh attacks, with a large group going up the road early on which forced Quick-Step to push the pace hard towards the summit in order to keep the lead safe for Evenepoel.

Eventually 10 riders got away including, Alexey Lutsenko, Mads Pedersen, Mikel Landa, Thibaut Pinot, Sébastien Reichenbach, Bruno Armirail, Rein Taaramäe, Lucas Hamilton, Marc Soler and Jay Vine.

Pedersen was there to collect the intermediate sprint points.

The peloton was happy with the breakaway who aimed to stay away for the stage win. The breakaway survived and hit the bottom of the final climb with almost four minutes.

Alexey Lutsenko attacked first with seven kilometers to go, however Jay Vine put in a brutal attack and soloed to the finish with six kilometers to go.

Marc Soler briefly looked as if he might close th gap to Vine, but it was no match for the Australian, who rode for the stage win in relative comfort.

Soler rode into second place whilst Rein Taaramäe finished third.

Behind Remco Evenepoel attacked and took Primoz Roglic, Enric Mas and Carlos Rodriguez with him.

Thibaut Pinot survived from the breakaway to take some time.

Remco Evenepoel crossed the line in 5th with Enric Mas (Movistar) and Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) behind him.

VIDEO: 2022 La Vuelta Stage 8 Highlights

2022 La Vuelta Stage 8 Top 10

1 AUS Jay Vine Alpecin-Deceuninck 04:05:25
2 ESP Marc Soler UAE Team Emirates + 43
3 EST Rein Taaramäe Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert + 43
4 FRA Thibaut Pinot Groupama-FDJ + 47
5 BEL Remco Evenepoel Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team + 01:20
6 ESP Enric Mas Movistar Team + 01:20
7 SLO Primoz Roglic Jumbo-Visma + 01:20
8 GBR Simon Yates Team BikeExchange-Jayco + 01:33
9 ESP Carlos Rodriguez INEOS Grenadiers + 01:33
10 SUI Sebastien Reichenbach Groupama-FDJ + 01:42

2022 La Vuelta GC after Stage 8

01 BEL Remco Evenepoel Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team 29:28:19
02 ESP Enric Mas Movistar Team + 28
03 SLO Primoz Roglic Jumbo-Visma + 01:01
04 ESP Carlos Rodriguez INEOS Grenadiers + 01:47
05 ESP Juan Ayuso UAE Team Emirates + 02:02
06 GBR Simon Yates Team BikeExchange-Jayco + 02:05
07 POR Joao Almeida UAE Team Emirates + 02:44
08 AUS Jai Hindley BORA-hansgrohe + 02:51
09 AUS Ben O'Connor AG2R Citroën Team + 02:59
10 NED Thymen Arensman Team DSM + 03:18

 
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