Giro d’Italia stage 8 – Dwell protection

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Away from the Giro d’Italia, one other rider has returned a constructive Covid-19 check. Jan Bakelandts had been because of experience Gent-Wevelgem tomorrow however now his season is over because of catching the virus. Learn extra about it right here.



Alex Dowsett (Israel Start-Up Nation) wins stage 8 of the Giro d'Italia.

Alex Dowsett (Israel Begin-Up Nation) wins stage 8 of the Giro d’Italia. (Picture credit score: Getty Imagess)

For a recap of in the present day’s stage, outcomes and footage, then head over to our report.


Phrases from in the present day’s winner Alex Dowsett.

“It was such a tricky yr with the entire uncertainty and making an attempt to work out how I’m going to get to subsequent yr and nonetheless be racing and nonetheless be doing what I really like and nonetheless having the ability to put meals on the desk for 3 of us come January. Hopefully, that may assist. To win like that as effectively… As you grow old you surprise when your final win is likely to be, so that you study to savour it and luxuriate in it.


“There have been some sturdy guys within the break and the one unknown for us was the fella from Androni. Niki Sorensen on the radio was telling us how good every rider was over the radio. We knew we had our work reduce out however with Matthias and myself within the breakaway we knew we might use one another. The final time I used to be within the breakaway with Mathias, he received the stage on the Tour of Britain and I went into the yellow jersey. Solely good issues occur when I’m in a break with Mathias.


“Will probably be a reduction for the staff to get the win beneath the perfect. The staff can finish this yr fairly content material with how issues have gone.”


Affirmation of the stage high 10 and the general standings.

1 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Israel Begin-Up Nation 4:50:09
2 Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Ineos Grenadiers 0:01:15
3 Matthew Holmes (GBr) Lotto Soudal
4 Joseph Rosskopf (USA) CCC Group
5 Matthias Brändle (Aut) Israel Begin-Up Nation 0:02:10
6 Simone Ravanelli (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 0:02:13
7 Michael Matthews (Aus) Group Sunweb 0:13:56
8 Fernando Gaviria Rendon (Col) UAE Group Emirates
9 Mikkel Bjerg (Den) UAE Group Emirates
10 Andrea Vendrame (Ita) AG2R la Mondiale

Basic classification after stage 8
1 Joao Almeida (Por) Deceuninck-Quickstep 29:52:34
2 Pello Bilbao (Spa) Bahrain McLaren 0:00:43
3 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Group Sunweb 0:00:48
4 Hurt Vanhoucke (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:00:59
5 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 0:01:01
6 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) NTT Professional Biking 0:01:05
7 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Professional Group 0:01:19
8 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Group Jumbo-Visma 0:01:21
9 Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:01:26
10 Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:01:32


Mathias Bandle spoke to Eurosport on the end line: 

“I believe it was a very well-deserved victory for Alex. He nonetheless doesn’t have a contract for subsequent yr so this can for positive assist him. I’m actually completely satisfied for him and he additionally confirmed in the present day on the primary lap once we have been each dropped we labored collectively and got here again and stated that I’d assault after which he would assault and the opposite one would management the opposite guys.


“He selected the right second and he was actually sturdy afterwards and he had a pleasant hole on the climb. I knew that if he had a superb hole on the highest then he might time trial to the road.”




Matthews wins the dash from the bunch, beating Gaviria and Viviani. 


Joao Almeida is sitting in third wheel within the peloton, making an attempt to maintain out of bother because the riders get into the ultimate kilometre. 


3km to go now for the peloton. We’d get somewhat dash to the road for the factors jersey classification but it surely’s all piano proper now. 


A mechanical downside for Koen Bouwman and he has to attend for the staff automobile.


Pos. Rider Title (Nation) Group Outcome
1 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Israel Begin-Up Nation 4:50:09
2 Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Ineos Grenadiers 0:01:15
3 Matthew Holmes (GBr) Lotto Soudal
4 Joseph Rosskopf (USA) CCC Group
5 Matthias Brandle (Aut) Israel Begin-Up Nation 0:02:10

We now have a short time to attend for the peloton to come back by way of to the end line. The stage win is sorted so there is not any urgency within the pack. 


Fortunately, it appears the canine has lastly been retrieved from the end space earlier than the peloton comes by way of. 


Puccio finishes second simply forward of Holmes and Rosskopf takes fourth. 


We’ve a observe dash for second and third now


Dowsett wins stage 8 of the Giro d’Italia.


Dowsett appears behind him and he is aware of he is received. Supplied the canine does not take him out. 


Flamme rouge for Dowsett and he has 45 seconds.


Oh expensive, there seems to be a canine on the course but it surely’s not clear the place it’s. Hopefully, the organisers can get it off the course earlier than something occurs. 


2.4km to go

Dowsett is having to make use of every thing he has to maintain this assault going. He is grimmacing however he is not slowing down. 


Below the 3km to go banner, the hole is now 42 seconds. 


The trio behind aren’t giving up simply but, they’re nonetheless chasing but it surely appears as if the go has gone out of it as Dowsett’s lead continues to develop. 


3.9km to go

Dowsett’s lead goes out to 38 seconds. 


In the meantime, again within the peloton it virtually appears as in the event that they’re driving a impartial part. We are able to fear about what they’re doing as soon as the stage victory has been determined. 


Holmes launches a dig off the chasing group however he cannot distance his companions. 


Dowsett’s lead is again as much as over 30 seconds and it’s nonetheless rising. It appears like he would possibly simply do that, he simply wants to remain on his bike. 


7.6km to go

Dowsett is absolutely giving it his all on the descent off this climb. The three riders behind him are working effectively collectively however they’re up in opposition to a robust time trialist. 


Rosskopf has caught Puccio and Holmes to make a three-man chasing group. Dowsett’s hole is rising out once more and he has 26 seconds. 


Rosskopf is just a few bike lengths behind Puccio and Holmes, who’re 27 seconds behind Dowsett after cresting the highest of the climb. 


10.3km to go

The hole is coming all the way down to Dowsett. He has 32 seconds on Holmes and Puccio, who’ve distanced the opposite chasers. 


Holmes leads the chasers onto the climb earlier than Puccio places in a dig. Have they got an excessive amount of time to make up?


Over 50 seconds for Dowsett now. That is trying an increasing number of possible for the British rider. 


10.9km to go

Onto the climb now and Dowsett has 43 seconds


40 seconds for Dowsett now. The chasers must organise quickly or it might be too little too late. 


13.5km to go

Dowsett’s lead is now 33 seconds as he approaches this steep climb. He might want to go all out on this to keep away from dropping an excessive amount of time. 


Dowsett crosses the end line for the primary time and he has 26 seconds on the chasers, however is it sufficient? 


Dowsett is gaining a small period of time as he makes his method alongside the seafront. He wants to make use of all of his time trial abilities to construct up a enough sufficient benefit earlier than that steep climb once more. 


Rosskopf launches a counter assault and Puccio follows. Dowsett has 16 seconds now.


17.1km to go

They will remember that Dowsett will lose time on the climb, however he now has 15 seconds on the group behind. 


Brandle is caught and now Dowsett assaults. No person appears eager to chase him simply but. 


The main teams are again collectively and Brandle places in a dig. In the meantime, the peloton is onto the ending circuit. 


Israel Begin-Up Nation might want to strive one thing totally different on the following go round in order that they don’t seem to be having to chase again earlier than the end line. 


This appears like it is going to come again collectively any second now. 


19.6km to go

The chasers can see the leaders up the highway, which at all times helps once you’re making an attempt to carry somebody again. It provides you a visible support to lock onto. The hole is simply seven seconds now. 


Dowsett, Brandle and Ravanelli are closing the hole slowly however certainly. In the meantime, Rosskopf appears to be struggling to maintain up with Holmes and Puccio.


The leaders are onto a barely flatter part however the riders must contest that steep part once more the place all of it broke up a short time in the past. The hole between the 2 main teams is all the way down to 13 seconds. 


Brandle is now again with Dowsett and Ravanelli. They’re 16 seconds behind the trio on the entrance. 


23.9km to go

Rosskopf has bought again to Puccio and Holmes to make it three up entrance. Ravanelli and Dowsett are nonetheless chasing behind. 


Puccio and Holmes have a small hole on the entrance, Rosskopf is chasing behind and Dowsett and Ravanelli are somewhat bit additional behind him. 


Now Puccio assaults and Holmes is on his wheel. Brandle has been dropped. 


Rosskopf places in a dig on a small rise within the city and Holmes is fast to get on his wheel. The assault does little injury. 


Who would be the subsequent rider to have a punt? The riders at the moment are into Vieste and the ending loop. 


26.8km to go

It’s now again to the established order for the breakaway after that preliminary assault from Dowsett. I am shocked that Israel Begin-Up Nation have not tried to keep up the momentum. 


It is all again collectively up entrance. 


Puccio takes the bait and closes Dowsett down. Ravanelli is now making an attempt to carry the remainder of the break again. 


No sooner do I communicate, Dowsett has attacked with 30km to go


The kilometres to go retains ticking down however not one of the breakaway appears able to make an assault simply but. How lengthy will they wait earlier than somebody lastly blinks?


33.1km to go

A mechanical downside for Ravanelli and he pulls over to the aspect of the highway to select up a brand new bike from the staff automobile. He’s now again with the opposite escapees. 


A fast journey again to the automobile for Peter Sagan to gather some solar glasses. There is no rush from the Slovakian and he’ll simply have the ability to get again as much as the peloton. 


I might nonetheless wager that Israel Begin-Up Nation are the favourites from the main group of six to take the win. Not solely have they got two riders on this group, they’re each very sturdy time trialists that would maintain off a chase. I would not disregard Puccio on this finale, although. He’s vastly skilled and is a really sturdy rider. 


There’s quite a lot of expertise within the breakaway however there are some who’re breaking new floor. Simone Ravanelli is making his debut at a Grand Tour after he joined Androni this season. Matthew Holmes can also be driving his first three-week race following his transfer to WorldTour racing initially of this yr with Lotto Soudal. 



40.2km to go

There was an actual lull within the motion in the mean time and the six escapees have been allowed to increase their benefit to 10:42 over the peloton behind. 


Dowsett pinches the factors from Holmes on the high of the fourth class climb. It regarded like Holmes would possibly seize the highest factors once more however Dowsett got here up by the boundaries to seize it on the final. 


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50.9km to go

There’s one other respectable unclassified rise about to come back earlier than the final categorised climb of the day at La Guardiola. The six leaders now have 10:25 on the peloton, which is at present stocking up on some snacks earlier than the finale. 


53km to go

The breakaway remains to be working collectively fairly properly, however they’ll begin interested by how they’ll break their companions to take the win. With two riders up there, Israel Begin-Up Nation has the benefit. The hole is at present 10:12 over the bunch. 


Keisse is the person on the entrance of the peloton once more. I might wish to know simply what number of kilometres he has sat on the entrance in the present day, as a result of it has been the overwhelming majority of the stage. 


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Brambilla is unlikely to be in an excessive amount of of a rush with the tempo that’s being set in the mean time. He’s talking with the medical automobile as he rides again to the bunch. 


The medics seem pleased with Carboni’s situation and he is again on his bike. Barmbilla can also be again up and working after getting a brand new helmet and a brand new bike. He provides a non-convincing thumbs as much as the digicam. 


Carboni for Bardiani additionally got here down in that and he is lacking his helmet. There appears to be concern about whether or not or not he hit his head within the crash. 


One other crash within the peloton and there are three riders down. Certainly one of them is Brambilla. He is smiling, so he appears okay. 


60.4km to go

The benefit of the six leaders has gone again up above 9 minutes and it is trying prefer it’s a useless cert for the breakaway to take the win in the present day. The peloton does not appear overly serious about chasing. 


Trek-Segafredo, NTT Pro Cycling and Astana on the front of the peloton during stage 8 of the Giro d'Italia. 

Trek-Segafredo, NTT Professional Biking and Astana on the entrance of the peloton throughout stage 8 of the Giro d’Italia.  (Picture credit score: Getty Photographs)

A number of groups up on the entrance of the peloton, which has resumed a barely extra sedate tempo. There is only one extra categorised climb to come back in the present day however there may be quite a lot of rolling terrain the place the peloton and the breakaway might break up. 


Riders being handled on either side of the medical automobile. Fiorelli and Cataford each fell closely on the descent and are in want of remedy from the physician. Cataford has misplaced numerous pores and skin from his left arm. 


After that commotion, it’s gruppo compatto for the peloton at the least. Fuglsang shall be very relieved, as will Sagan. 


That is extraordinarily excellent news for the breakaway, after all. Their lead had dropped beneath eight minutes at one level however it’s rising once more and now sits at 8:19. 


68.6km to go

An overhead shot reveals that Sagan is within the Fuglsang group. Curiously, the maglia rosa group has now knocked off the tempo and the peloton is slowly coming again collectively. 


The Fuglsang group is now a mini peloton in itself because it tries to shut the hole. Fuglsang has taken again just a few seconds however he is nonetheless about 50 seconds again on the maglia rosa group. The Demare group is someplace in the midst of all of that.


The peloton has been blown aside by that descent. Demare is amongst people who has been dropped and is chasing again to the principle bunch, which consists of about 40 riders. 


It’s Trek-Segafredo main the peloton down the descent. They’re probably spurred on by the misfortune of Fuglsang, however can they hold the Dane at bay?


The leaders are virtually on the backside of the descent now. Their lead has been reduce to eight:39 because the peloton prices down behind them. Fuglsang is coming as much as one other dropped froup however he is nonetheless over a minute behind the maglia rosa group. 


Quite a lot of horns blaring within the caravan as there are fairly just a few riders making an attempt to select their method as much as the bunch. I am unable to be the one one who holds their breath once they see riders get near vehicles on quick descents like these. 


Felline is with Fuglsang, who’s now greater than a minute behind the principle bunch. 


79km to go

The leaders have misplaced somewhat little bit of time on the bunch on this descent and the hole is all the way down to round 9:00.


A mechanical situation for Jakob Fuglsang on the descent. He is bought a few teammates ready up for him to assist him again to the bunch. 


It has been reported that it’s Ben Gastauer that got here down onerous in that crash. We’ll have to attend and see what the staff says on his situation but it surely appears like he might be out of the race. 


It has not been an excellent few days for AG2R, who misplaced Tony Gallopin to a damaged wrist yesterday. 


A bizzare crash actually. It appears just like the AG2R La Mondiale rider’s bike went from beneath him and he got here down fairly onerous. Could have hit a gap within the highway but it surely was nothing apparent. 


There was a crash within the peloton initially of the descent. Fiorelli is one in all them and there is an AG2R rider down and he appears like he is in quite a lot of ache. 


Puccio and Dowsett have pulled out a small hole over the remainder of the leaders on this quick descent. It appears prefer it was brought on by Holmes taking just a few of the corners fairly gingerly. 


Matthew Holmes leads the breakaway by way of the KOM level. There was no actual problem for the factors because the leaders proceed to work collectively properly. 


Rudy Barbier has been distanced by the peloton. Israel Begin-Up Nation getting two riders into the breakaway appears an excellent wiser resolution at this stage. Barbier is the staff’s dash challenger.


Louis Meintjes has moved up in the direction of the entrance for NTT Professional Biking. In earlier years, he might have been right here for his personal probabilities however he is driving to guard Domenico Pozzovivo. The Italian has had an excellent Giro d’Italia thus far and is sixth general in the mean time at 1:05 behind the pink jersey. 



There was somewhat little bit of wind earlier in the present day but it surely appears fairly nonetheless in the mean time. There undoubtedly aren’t the gusts that triggered the peloton to interrupt up yesterday. The breakaway is ticking alongside properly they usually now have 10:22 over the bunch. 


Peter Sagan is in the direction of the again of the bunch on this climb however he does not look too involved. He’ll be completely satisfied to make his personal tempo up and never burn too many matches forward of a possible dash on the finish of the day. 


Alex Dowsett appears fairly relaxed on this climb thus far. He was busy having a chat with Salvatore Puccio. The pair have been teammates at Group Sky in 2012. 


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The leaders are already onto the principle climb of the day, the second class Monte Sant’ Angelo. It’s a 9.6km ascent with a median gradient of 6.1%. 


Groupama-FDJ takes up the entrance because the peloton reaches the intermediate dash. Peter Sagan tries to observe Arnaud Demare however the Frenchman simply takes the one remaining level obtainable.


A reminder of the six riders that made it into the breakaway earlier in the present day: Simone Ravanelli (Androni), Joey Rosskopf (CCC), Mathias Brandle (Israel Begin-Up Nation), Alex Dowsett (Israel Begin-Up Nation) Matthew Holmes (Lotto Soudal) and Salvatore Puccio (Ineos Grenadiers). They made it clear after about 22km of quick and livid racing. 


No contest for the intermediate dash within the breakaway in the present day. They don’t seem to be serious about something like that proper now, they need to get as a lot time as they’ll on the peloton and put themselves into the place to take the stage victory. 


111.9km to go

The breakaway remains to be constructing time and they’ll want all they’ll get if the peloton abruptly decides it desires to carry them again. For now, they’ve 9:28 on the bunch behind. 



It is virtually like they’ll hear what I am typing as I sort it. Joao Almeida has been moved as much as close to the entrance at third wheel and now has 5 riders with him. The bunch is approaching the intermediate dash and the primary climb of the day. 


It is fascinating to see that Deceuninck-QuickStep has had simply the one rider on the head of the peloton for many of the day, Iljo Keisse. The maglia rosa is sitting a lot additional again within the bunch, someplace between 20-Thirtieth place. Bahrain-Merida, who’ve Pello Bilbao in second place general, have had the entire staff on the fore. 


Race director Mauro Vegni spoke to Eurosport about Simon Yates constructive Covid-19 check. That is what he needed to say. 

“No person can take into account themselves secure from this downside, no one is immune from coronavirus. It’s essential to have checks and to have the ability to get outcomes rapidly and that may forestall spreading the virus. It’s good that now we have that screening functionality on the Giro d’Italia. It’s disgrace as a result of now we have misplaced one other of the favourites, one of many primary protagonists, and I’m upset about that. 

“We can have the entire groups examined between tomorrow and Monday and we can have the entire outcomes on the remainder day. We truly examined the entire Mitchelton staff final night time and we bought the outcomes again this morning they usually have been all unfavorable, other than Simon Yates. That will have been a problem for just a few days. As quickly as we have been requested to test on him, we examined him and he was constructive. An important factor is to check the entire riders and keep away from spreading the virus to different folks.”


127.8km to go

The escapees are persevering with to make floor on the peloton as we quick method the principle climb of the day. <eanwhile, Keisse continues to regulate the bunch with a string of Bahrain-Merida riders behind him. The hole is now a hefty 8:46.



If you happen to missed the massive information earlier in the present day, a reminder that Simon Yates didn’t take the beginning this morning. The Mitchelton-Scott rider developed signs of Covid-19 yesterday night and subsequently examined constructive for the virus. The rest of the Mitchelton-Scott staff have been examined and returned a unfavorable end result and have due to this fact continued the race. Learn the total story right here.


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The breakaway experience alongside the adriatic coast throughout stage 8 of the Giro d’Italia.  (Picture credit score: RCS)

At 34:34 behind Joao Almeida, Salvatore Puccio is the perfect positioned rider general on this breakaway. Deceuninck-QuickStep has no actual urgency to maintain the escapees too shut they usually’re driving at a reasonably relaxed tempo in the mean time. 


142.5km to go

Deceuninck-QuickStep is managing the tempo within the bunch and is completely satisfied for the breakaway to go up the highway. The hole is now 7:14 for the six males up entrance. 


Salvatore Puccio has not received a person stage however he did take victory with Group Sky within the staff time trial, additionally in 2013. That win additionally gave him a day within the maglia rosa. 


Alex Dowsett is the one rider on this breakaway to have received a person stage of the Giro d’Italia. The Essex rider took victory within the time trial on the 2013 race, beating Bradley Wiggins by 10 seconds. 


There are some fairly sturdy riders in that six-man breakaway, which now has over 4 minutes on the peloton. With some effectively achieved time trialists within the group, they undoubtedly have the ability to carry off the peloton. 


And there now we have it, the elastic has snapped and the six males up the highway now have a bonus of three:15 identical to that, as Tommy Cooper would say. 


167km to go

The group made it clear after 22km of racing. They don’t seem to be being allowed a lot area by the peloton simply but. 


One other try up the highway: Simone Ravanelli (Androni), Joey Rosskopf (CCC), Mathias Brandle (Israel Begin-Up Nation), Alex Dowsett (Israel Begin-Up Nation) Matthew Holmes (Lotto Soudal) and Salvatore Puccio (Ineos Grenadiers). They’ve 28 seconds on the bunch as issues stand. 


The fast reply to that’s no. The six bought 15 seconds earlier than behind reeled again in. 


The assaults nonetheless coming thick and quick and we now have a six-man group off the entrance. Can they make it stick?


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The peloton passes by way of kilometre zero on stage 8 of the Giro d’Italia. (Picture credit score: RCS)

The 2020 season has been a really uncommon yr for everybody and simply so as to add to the oddness, the Vuelta and the Giro are because of conflict. Group Ineos has suffered damage and misfortune on the opening two Grand Excursions of the yr and the Vuelta shall be their final roll of the cube for an general win. Chris Froome and Richard Carapaz are because of lead the road for the British squad, however who will be part of them. Learn right here to seek out out extra.


It has been a really fast begin in the present day with loads of riders eager to get into the breakaway. Nothing has caught but and it’s gruppo compatto for now. 


I meantioned just a few of in the present day’s DNSs however here’s a definitive record of non starters. All besides Yates, who has Covid-19, have been caught up in a crash yesterday. Tony Gallopin (AG2R La Mondiale), Patrick Gamper (Bora-Hansgrohe), Sean Bennett (EF Pr Biking), Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott), Edoardo Affini (Mitchelton-Scott).


Israel Begin-Up Nation rider Alex Dowsett advised the Giro web site that he believes in the present day shall be a possibility for the breakaway. 

“A staff has to actively need that breakaway to come back again and be pushed into placing within the work, and its’ 200k, there’s an enormous climb within the center, and form of taking a look at what staff’s gonna need to try this, could also be Matthew s with Sunweb, however they’ve bought Kelderman within the GC, so dunno in the event that they’re going to need to spend the enrgy, so it might be a superb day for the breakaway.”



There have been a lot of crashes yeaterday which resulted in a number of accidents and compelled a lot of riders to cease the race altogether. Tony Gallopin was one of many worst impacted by the crash after he broke his wrist. EF Professional Biking’s Sean Bennett additionally broke his wrist and didn’t begin in the present day. In the meantime, Eduardo Affini fractured his finger in an incident. Learn a round-up of yesterday’s strolling wounded right here. 


The impartial begin has been taken and the riders are on their approach to the beginning correct, which ought to take round 10 minutes. 


Given his type and performances earlier within the yr, it is not out of the realms of chance that Demare might take one other win right here. He must battle onerous to maintain inside touching distance of the main group and there is not any doubt his rivals shall be doing their greatest to eliminate him on the more durable sections of in the present day’s route. It is not inconceivable, although. 


Arnaud Demare has had a sterling Giro d’Italia thus far with three stage wins and the factors jersey on his again. He is overwhelmed Peter Sagan on two of these ocassions and stated yesterday that he believes the Slovakian’s deal with the classics might have robbed him of a few of his explosivity int he dash. Learn what Demare needed to say right here.



About quarter-hour till the impartial begin in Giovinazzo. Virtually all of in the present day’s stage heads alongside Italy’s adriatic coast, which implies that the wind might play an element at occasions. Groups must hold their wits about them in order to not be caught out. 


Away from the Giro d’Italia, one other large bit of stories that has are available in over the past 24 hours is the cancellation of Paris-Roubaix. The organisers needed to name it off as a result of rising variety of coronavirus circumstances within the area. The 25 October was additionally meant to see the primary ever girls’s Paris-Roubaix. Learn the total story right here.


Filippo Ganna is the present wearer of the mountains jersey, the maglia azzura, however his lead is slim. Jonathan Caicedo is only one level behind him. Will we see both Ganna or Caicedo, or possibly each, going within the breakaway in the present day?

1 Filippo Ganna (Ita) Ineos Grenadiers 41

2 Jonathan Caicedo (European) EF Professional Biking 40

3 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) NTT Professional Biking 19

4 Edoardo Zardini (Ita) Vini Zabu’ KTM 18

5 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Professional Group 18

6 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Vini Zabu’ KTM 18

7 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Group Sunweb 15

8 Hurt Vanhoucke (Bel) Lotto Soudal 12

9 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 11

10 Simon Pellaud (Swi) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 9


At present’s stage is unlikely to bother the general contenders, with one second class climb and a fourth class climb. Relying on how the peloton feels, it might be a possibility for the breakaway. With the undulating finale, riders comparable to Peter Sagan and Michael Matthews is also in with a shout for the win.


That is how issues look within the general classification earlier than the riders set off in simply over half an hour. 

1 Joao Almeida (Por) Deceuninck-Quickstep 24:48:29

2 Pello Bilbao (Spa) Bahrain McLaren 0:00:43

3 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Group Sunweb 0:00:48

4 Hurt Vanhoucke (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:00:59

5 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 0:01:01

6 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) NTT Professional Biking 0:01:05

7 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Professional Group 0:01:19

8 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Group Jumbo-Visma 0:01:21

9 Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:01:26

10 Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:01:32


Yates’ departure will not have an effect on the highest 10 general after he misplaced time within the earlier within the race. He was sitting down in twenty first general at 3:52 behind the maglia rosa Joao Almeida. However, it is going to be disappointing for him and we want him effectively in his restoration. 


Earlier than we go any additional, there was some large information this morning. Simon Yates has been pressured to drag out of the Giro d’Italia after testing constructive for Covid-19. The Mitchelton-Scott rider began feeling coronavirus signs after yesterday’s stage and was examined instantly. Learn the total story right here.


Hiya and welcome to reside protection of stage 8 of the Giro d’Italia from Giovinazzo to Vieste. 

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