There were some surprising gaps in stage 8 today. The main GC contenders were marking each other and I never would have expected Nibali to lose time to Valverde, Rodriguez and Horner. And what is with Mollema finishing 2:33 down and Kreuziger 5:27 down? They finished sixth and fifth at the Tour de France and are presently 25th and 36th in the Vuelta.
What about Carlos Betancur? He finished fifth in the Giro but was down 18:53 today and is 1 hour 10:47 down overall. He must be ailing.
I think the race is going to be exciting over the next 2 weeks as it looks like nobody is going to dominate.