- Giro d'Italia
Evans takes pink jersey at Giro
Lampre rider Diego Ulissi secured his second stage win at this year's Giro d'Italia while Cadel Evans became the new leader after finishing fifth.
Evans opened up a 57-second gap on his rivals for the pink jersey during stage eight with previous leader Michael Matthews falling away.
"It has been a difficult Giro for all sorts of reasons," Evans said. "There were a lot of tired legs in the group today, but we are in a good position and now we head further into the mountains we will see a different kind of race.
"There's still a long way to go, but I got some seconds today [on my rivals] and I'm very pleased to have the lead.
"I've managed to get where I am thanks to my team-mates and I'm happy to be able to pay them back for such a great effort on their part."