De Gendt, a Belgian, wins the eighth stage of the Giro.

Spanish rider Juan Pedro Lopez wears the race leader pink jersey . The 35-year-old Lotto rider Thomas De Gendt wins the eighth stage of the Giro dItalia .

NAPLES (Italie) – Thomas De Gendt, a veteran Belgian rider, reminisced over his career in the eighth stage of the Giro dItalia in Naples on Saturday, with Spaniard Juan Pedro Lopez wearing the race leader pink jersey.The 35-year-old Lotto rider achieved a sprint finish ten years after winning his first Giro stage victory on the Stelvio when he was third overall in the race through Italy.After a 153-kilometer ride around the southern city of Naples, De Gendt defeated three breakaway opponents, Italian Davide Gabburo, Spaniard Jorge Arcas, and compatriot Harm Vanhoucke.Lopez, a trek rider from the United States, maintains the lead he enjoyed on Mount Etna last Tuesday.

In addition, De Gendt has won stages in Tour de France and the Vuelta a Espaa.During the course of the race, a breakaway group of 20 runners formed, with Mathieu van der Poel speeding into the last 50 km to divide the group.But a Dutchman had to wait a few seconds before facing Gabburo, De Gendt, Vanhoucke, and Arcas, closely monitored by Eritrean Biniam Girmay and Swiss Mauro Schmid, before launching a counter-attack.The leading quartet maintained their lead until the end of the ropes in Naples, under the impetus of De Gendt.