Breakaway king, Thomas de Gendt won another fine breakaway victory at a Grand Tour by winning stage eight in Naples. He was part of an initial breakaway attacking in the latter stages and winning a four-man sprint at the end of a hilly circuit. This is the Belgian rider's fifth Grand Tour stage win, 10 years after his first in the 2012 Giro.
"Today was one of those days that suits me. Ten years after the Stelvio stage (his first Giro win) I finally win a stage at the Giro again."
-Thomas de Gendt