Stage 8  : May 12, 2018  Praia a Mare - Montevergine di Mercogliano                     209 km
            
             1 Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Movistar Team                                            5.11.35
             2 Davide Formolo (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe                                               0.07
             3 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ                                                      
             4 Enrico Battaglin (Ita) LottoNL-Jumbo                                                  
             5 Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott                                                    
             6 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Bahrain-Merida                                               
             7 Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Mitchelton-Scott                                     
             8 Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe                                                   
             9 Michael Woods (Can) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale                          
            10 Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro Team                                                    
            
            
           Changes in GC, stage 8 compared to stage 7 :
            
           Biggest gainers by position :
                 +44   Remi Cavagna 
                 +36   Domen Novak 
                 +29   Francois Bidard 
                 +25   Sander Armee 
                 +25   Jan Hirt 
                 +25   Davide Villella 
                 +24   Andrea Vendrame 
                 +22   Quentin Jauregui 
                 +22   Louis Vervaeke 
                 +22   David de la Cruz 
            
           Biggest losers by position :
                 -36   Sam Bewley 
                 -25   Giulio Ciccone 
                 -24   Francesco Gavazzi 
                 -22   Joe Dombrowski 
                 -20   Tim Wellens 
                 -20   Victor de la Parte 
                 -19   Manuel Senni 
                 -19   Mattia Cattaneo 
                 -18   Dayer Uberney Quintana Rojas 
                 -17   Darwin Atapuma 
                 -16   Hugh Carthy 
            
           Biggest gainers by time :
               +0:17   Richard Carapaz 
               +0:06   Davide Formolo 
               +0:04   Thibaut Pinot 
            
           Biggest losers by time :
              -23:53   Sam Bewley 
              -23:53   Svein Tuft 
              -18:33   Boy van Poppel 
              -18:33   Elia Viviani 
              -18:33   Giuseppe Fonzi 
              -18:33   Lennard Hofstede 
              -18:33   Mads Pedersen 
              -18:33   Michael Morkov 
              -18:33   Sam Bennett 
              -18:19   Jacopo Mosca 
              -18:19   Jakub Mareczko 
            
           Favourites by position :
                 +22   David de la Cruz 
                  +3   Wout Poels 
                  +2   Miguel Angel  Lopez 
                  +1   Thibaut Pinot 
                  +1   Sergio Luis Henao Montoya 
                  +1   Michael Woods 
                  -1   George Bennett 
                  -1   Fabio Aru 
                  -1   Domenico Pozzovivo 
                  -1   Christopher Froome 
            
           Favourites by time :
               +0:04   Thibaut Pinot 
               -2:09   David de la Cruz 
            
           Top 10 and favourites GC standings (previous stage in parens) :
                   1  Simon Yates                           31:43:12         (unchanged)
                   2  Tom Dumoulin                              0:16         (unchanged)
                   3  Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio                0:26         (unchanged)
                   4  Thibaut Pinot                             0:41         (was 5th at 0:45)
                   5  Domenico Pozzovivo                        0:43         (was 4th at 0:43)
                   6  Rohan Dennis                              0:53         (unchanged)
                   7  Pello Bilbao                              1:03         (unchanged)
                   8  Richard Carapaz                           1:06         (was 11th at 1:23)
                   9  Christopher Froome                        1:10         (was 8th at 1:10)
                  10  George Bennett                            1:11         (was 9th at 1:11)
                  11  Fabio Aru                                 1:12         (was 10th at 1:12)
                  12  Michael Woods                             1:39         (was 13th at 1:39)
                   .....
                  16  Sergio Luis Henao Montoya                 1:47         (was 17th at 1:47)
                   .....
                  20  Miguel Angel  Lopez                       2:12         (was 22nd at 2:12)
                   .....
                  26  Louis Meintjes                            4:34         (unchanged)
                  27  Wout Poels                                4:44         (was 30th at 4:44)
                   .....
                  79  David de la Cruz                         34:48         (was 101st at 32:39)
            
           Top 10 on Points table with previous in parens:
                   1  Elia Viviani                               178         (unchanged)
                   2  Sam Bennett                                100         (unchanged)
                   3  Sacha Modolo                                73         (unchanged)
                   4  Jakub Mareczko                              65         (unchanged)
                   5  Guillaume Boivin                            52         (unchanged)
                   6  Davide Ballerini                            52         (unchanged)
                   7  Marco Frapporti                             49         (unchanged)
                   8  Enrico Battaglin                            45         (was 10th with 37 points)
                   9  Niccolo Bonifazio                           43         (was 8th with 43 points)
                  10  Maxim Belkov                                38         (was 9th with 38 points)
            
           Top 10 on Mountains table with previous in parens:
                   1  Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio                  35         (unchanged)
                   2  Simon Yates                                 20         (was 2nd with 18 points)
                   3  Thibaut Pinot                               18         (was 3rd with 12 points)
                   4  Richard Carapaz                             17         (was 14th with 2 points)
                   5  Enrico Barbin                               11         (was 4th with 11 points)
                   6  George Bennett                               9         (was 5th with 9 points)
                   7  Davide Formolo                               8         (was 0 points)
                   8  Marco Frapporti                              7         (was 6th with 7 points)
                   9  Domenico Pozzovivo                           7         (was 8th with 6 points)
                  10  Ryan Mullen                                  6         (was 7th with 6 points)
            
           Retirements to date :                                            Stage
              Edoardo Zardini (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia               7
              Rudiger Selig (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe                                6
              Guy Niv (Isr) Israel Cycling Academy                              5
              Andrea Guardini (Ita) Bardiani CSF                                4
              Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Bahrain-Merida                          1
            Total retirements : 5