Alex Dowsett secured his second career stage win at the Giro after an expertly-timed attack on Stage 8 but a dog made a surprise appearance.
The 32 year old from Maldon in Essex made history for Israel Start-Up Nation securing his team’s first-ever stage win at the Giro d’Italia.
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The British rider took the win just hours after fellow Brit and GC contender Simon Yates (Mitchelton–Scott) withdrew from the race after he was diagnosed with Covid-19.
Dog makes surprise appearance during Stage 8 finish
However, Dowsett, who won a Giro stage in 2013, nearly had to make an evasive manoeuvre in the final stretch when a dog appeared on the road.
It was much ado about nothing as Dowsett easily avoided the movable road furniture before crossing the line with his arms spread wide in celebration.
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