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July 25, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Chloe Hosking sprints to victory at La Course; Andre Greipel takes final sprint victory on Champs-Elysees, Chris Froome wins third Tour de France; Nicolas Marini wins stage 8 of Tour of Qinghai Lake; Oleg Tinkov: I’ll come back and win the Tour de France when Froome has gone; Quintana to miss Rio Olympics; Zakarin’s Olympic bid still uncertain – may compete as independent athlete; Rio Olympics 2016: Athletes’ village ‘unliveable’…

Nicolas Marini wins stage 8 of Tour of Qinghai Lake

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Young Italian sprinter Nicolas Marini (Nippo-Vini Fantini) outsprinted stage 2 winner and former teammate Jakub Mareczko (Wilier Triestina-Southeast) in a photo finish at the end of 235km to win stage 8 of the Tour of Qinghai Lake on Sunday.

Former teammates Nicolas Marini (Nippo-Vini Fantini) and Jakub Mareczko (Wilier Triestina-Southeast) sprint to a photo finish. Photo: Adrian Hoe / Tour of Qinghai Lake - Eurosport

Former teammates Nicolas Marini (Nippo-Vini Fantini) and Jakub Mareczko (Wilier Triestina-Southeast) sprint to a photo finish. Photo: Adrian Hoe / Tour of Qinghai Lake – Eurosport

“I lost 6kg in the last 3 months and I prepared very well for this tour,” Marini told Eurosport. “I know the other riders very well … Mareczko was my teammate and I know he is very fast, but I knew I could beat him and I am very happy to win for my team.”

Fellow Italian Francesco Chicchi (Androni Giocattoli-Spidermec) was third, followed by five-time stage winner and last year’s points champion Marko Kump (Lampre-Merida), who is still recovering from bruised ribs after a mass pileup in the closing 2km on the opening stage last Sunday.

Stage 8: Ledu > Linxia - Stage Result

Sunday 24th July 2016

1. it
MARINI Nicolas
Nippo - Vini Fantini
05:19:18
2. it
MARECZKO Jakub
Wilier - Southeast
-
3. it
CHICCHI Francesco
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
-

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