Attacking out of the lead group on the Colle Molella climb 7km from the finish to take the stage.
Stage 8 last 2.5km
Hesjedal remains in Pink, Just!
“It was a tough day, the tempo that was set on the Colle Molella for 3 kms at 10 percent, that was tough, it was an all-out effort at the end of a grinding day.I just really had to buckle down and keep in contact and defend the jersey and that was it, I was able to get over the top and do that.”
Another stage for the sprinters tomorrow?
Ohh, and the Tour of California starts tonight!!!