3.08pm – Runaways at +5’40” 66km from the finish
The tread progression of 13 goes up to over 5’40’ at the moment.
3.00pm – 20km to go before new climbs and GpM
The thirteen apprentices will soon arrive at the start of the Cappuccini climb, only to be covered twice (the first time they will not pass through the finish zone). Its area is 2.8 km2, with a rate of 7.9%. At the top, the mountain Grand Prix.
The 13 escapees’ advantage over the group rises to 4 minutes 45 minutes. There are 85 kilometers to go to the finish line.
2.41 pm – 1st place at the second finish line
Mattia won the second flying goal of Sigillo Paice, winner of yesterday’s stage at Campo Imperatore. In second place is Alessandro Tonelli (Green Project-Bardiani CSF-Faizanè), third is Alessandro Iacchi (Corratec-SelleItalia Team).
2.35pm – 13 flees
Riesebeek (Alpecin-Deceuninck) also joins the leading group. Now there are 13 deserters.
With 100km to go, the 12 escapees’ advantage over the group is 4min 15sec. Meanwhile, Carlos Verona changes his bikes, and stays on the heels of the pedestrian.
2.19pm – twelve deserters
There are now 12 riders in the lead: Paret-Peintre, Healy, Verona, Gee, Skujiņš, Battistella, Bidard, Bais, Tonelli, Iacchi, Zana and Barguil. The group seeks a distance of 4′.
It’s always about 4′ the advantage of the leading group when there’s 120km to go to the finish at Fossombrone. There are 11 leaders in the race to cross Galdo Tadino.
1.49pm – 11th in drive
Mattia Paes, Zanna, Batistella, Bedard, Iaki and Tonelli resume the main quintet. The peloton is now leading an 11-man breakaway and is 4ft ahead of the peloton with 126km to go.
The group of 5 fugitives has an advantage of about 20″ over the six chasers and over 3’40” over the group, as they attempt to shoot from Alpecin – which has no men in front.
1.37pm – Decker has also retired
Dutchman David Decker of Arcaia leaves the Giro: he crashed on one of the previous stages.
1.31pm – -138km, attempt by Zana and Mattia Paes
Italian champion Filippo Zana (Jayco), followed by Mattia Bais, Davide’s brother, Samuele Batistila (Astana), Francois Bedard (Cofidis), Alexander Ecchi (Koratec) and Alexander Tonelli (Green Project-Bardiani) are trying to chase down the five, who now travel 25 inches apart. The group did not seem to respond to these six.
1.26pm – Zoccarato retires
Samuel Zuccarato (Bardiani), who was having difficulty starting the stage, retired.
Covered 65 km and 144 at the finish line. Pedersen and Matthews attempt to reach the escapees, now advancing about 20 inches, but the group bites and captures them again.
13:09 – Verona wins finish line, Milan stretch in Cyclamen
The Spaniard from Movistar Carlos Verona takes the lead in the air finish ahead of the rest of the quartet and Scoggins who joined the group, followed by Milan beating Pedersen and consolidated the leadership of the Ciclamino shirt.
At Foligno, the advantage is reduced to 12 inches over Toms Skujins (Trek) and the group. Eye contact is always clear. There is a thousand meters before the jumper finish line.
12:54 – 4 is always ahead
170km from the finish line and 4 holding an advantage of between 10 and 20 inches, the peloton is not letting them go.
12:39 – 4 of them firing single, compact group
12:32 – Separation of Evenpol Roglic and Geoggan Hart
We are only at the beginning of the stage, but at the same time in the first group there is also world champion Remko Evenpoel while they surprised the sprinters Primoz Roglic and Tao Geoghegan Hart, but they came from behind.
12.27am – 195km to finish, lead 40 times
About forty men split up the group, including Damiano Caruso.
12:21 – the first attacks
There was 198km to go, and a small group that also included pink jersey Andreas Leknesund started the attack, gaining a slight advantage over the group, which soured and put several riders in difficulty.
12:20 – The threat of an epidemic in the Giro
12:09 – Transfer completed
After the first pedal strokes to leave Terni, Stage 8 of the 106th edition of the Giro d’Italia officially kicks off. Arrival in Vossombrone, at 207 km, is expected after 17:00.
12:00 – Exit to the eighth stage
Everyone is ready to start the eighth stage.
11:35 – Ineos press release: “Ganna symptoms”
Sad announcement of Filippo Gana’s Ineos Grenadiers team via Twitter. Â “Sadly Filippo Ganna will not be lining up for today’s stage eight of the 2023 Giro – we read – after testing positive for Covid-19 and developing mild flu-like symptoms. Filippo will now rest and fully recover before continuing with his racing schedule for 2023.”
11:01 a.m. – Jannah retires: positive for COVID
10:45 a.m. – Evenepoel and company dispatched by helicopter? Condemned by the UCI
(Marco BonregoMeanwhile, the UCI issued a statement to stigmatize the riders who left yesterday’s Gran Sasso, home of the seventh stage, by helicopter. Remco Evenepoel, whose photos are circulating on social networks.
“The UCI condemns the use of helicopters to leave the finish area after the seventh stage of the Giro d’Italia,” the memo reads. No offense, but an advantage in handling among other cyclists.
10:37 a.m. – How did things go yesterday?
10:27 a.m. — Where to watch the Giro d’Italia on TV and in the live stream
Here’s a guide to following the Giro d’Italia’s eighth stage on TV and in broadcast, edition #106.
10.25am – Today’s stage: Final at 19% gradient
After the climb to the Gran Sasso, which was eagerly awaited and a little disappointed yesterday, today’s stage is divided into two parts: 150 km of approach to the arrival city and then about 60 km of intense ups and downs on the arrival with two passes in the city, one of which is below the finish line. Long approach on free flowing roads with some tunnels and crossing some populated areas with the usual obstacles to traffic such as roundabouts, toll gates, islands saving pedestrians… Of particular note are Foligno and Cali. Having taken the Gola del Furlo (road in good condition, narrow fairway) you enter the final part with the first climb of Capuccini followed after passing on arrival by the climb of Monte delle Cesane (18% peaks) which wide turn brings the finish area before the last 10km with the second climb for cappuccini.
The second climb is about 9km and features the climb that gives its name to the Cappuccini, a 2.8km hike with a series of hairpin bends with gradients always above 12% and peaks of 19% at the halfway point. From Hajeb there are 5.6 kilometers of which 4 are fast downhill with hairpin bends and the last 1,600 meters are flat. Final straight 700m uphill on asphalt (7m wide).
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