2012 Giro d'Italia Photos - Stage 8

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New Giro race leader Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Barracuda) waves to the crowd before the Stage 8 start in Sulmona.  Hesjedal is the first Canadian to ever wear the Giro's pink jersey.
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Hesjedal
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Hesjedal and teammate Peter Stetina who leads the young rider classification
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Team NetApp at the start
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Taylor Phinney (BMC Racing)
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Phinney and Ivan Basso (Liquigas-Cannondale)
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The peloton on the start line
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All is set to start Stage 8, Sulmona to Lago Laceno, 229km
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And they're off
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The day's breakaway: Andrey Amador (Movistar), Miguel Mínguez (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Tomasz Marczynski (Vacansoleil) and Julien Bérard (AG2R-La Mondiale)
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The Garmin-Barracuda team of race leader Ryder Hesjedal controls things at the front of the peloton.
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The breakaway
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Garmin's Peter Stetina, leader in the young rider classification, and race leader Ryder Hesjedal in the peloton.
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Liquigas-Cannondale lead an elite chase group of contenders in the finale.  Basso, Rodriguez, Cunego, Scarponi, Hesjedal, Kreuziger, Schleck are all there.
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Domenico Pozzovivo (Colnago-CSF Inox) attacks the lead group on the Colle Molella.
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Pozzovivo
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Pozzovivo got away and would stay away
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Pozzovivo wins Stage 8 in Lago Laceno
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Pozzovivo and podium girls
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