Posted: Jul 9, 2011 7:03 PM by Lee Douglas
SUPER-BESSE, France (AP) - Portuguese rider Rui Alberto Costa won the eighth stage of the Tour de France after withstanding a late attack from Philippe Gilbert on Saturday, while
Thor Hushovd kept the leader's yellow jersey.
Costa waved his hands in delight and then punched the air as he clinched the first Tour stage win of his career.
Hushovd has been wearing the yellow jersey for a week.
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