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Portuguese rider Rui Alberto Costa wins 8th stage of Tour de France; Thor Hushovd keeps lead
SUPER-BESSE, France (AP) ' Rui Alberto Costa of Portugal has won the eighth stage of the Tour de France after withstanding a late attack from Philippe Gilbert in final climb Sunday.
The race entered the mountains for the first time in a 117-mile trek from Aigurande to Super-Besse, a sharp category 2 climb up Col de la Croix.
Thor Hushovd kept hold of the race leader's yellow jersey.