Ulissi earns second Giro stage win

Diego Ulissi wins his second stage of this year's Giro d'Italia as Cadel Evans replaces fellow Australian Michael Matthews in the overall lead.

The 24-year-old Italian broke clear from the chasing group in the closing metres to add the mountainous stage eight success to his win on stage five.

"I am euphoric," the Lampre-Merida rider said. "It was a difficult stage and I did not expect to win."

Evans, the 2011 Tour de France winner, took the pink jersey by 57 seconds.

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