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Good afternoon and welcome to this live blog.

My name is Sam Blom and I will keep you informed about the eighth stage in the Giro d'Italia.

Lots of fun!

  • Giro d'Italia

  • Stage 8

  • Riders started from Foggio

  • Expected finish time: around 5.10 pm

  • View the time differences here

in one day

106 km to go 

- With the utmost effort, Campenaerts has managed to join the leading group, which now consists of nine riders.

They still have half a minute on the peloton.

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110 km to go

- The escape attempt seems successful, the group of eight takes half a minute on the peloton. 

The names:

  • Nélson Olivera (Movistar)

  • Victor Lafay (Cofidis)

  • Francesco Gavazzi (EOLO-Kometa Cycling Team)

  • Giovanni Carboni (Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè)

  • Nikias Arndt (Team DSM)

  • Kobe Goossens (Lotto-Soudal)

  • Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates)

  • Alexis Gougeard (AG2R-Citroën Team)

Victor Campenaerts (Team Qhubeka-ASSOS) is still in pursuit and tries to hook up.

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Another 112 km 

- Another escape attempt and it seems to have a serious chance of success.

A group of eight is gone, including Fernando Gaviria, who seems to have set his sights on the points in the intermediate sprint.

The Belgian Victor Campenaerts is in pursuit of the eight.

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The green landscape is the backdrop for the eighth stage, which is very restless, but still without a leading group.

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Another 120 km

- Mäder and Batistella have not left the peloton either.

However, there are still plenty of riders who do not give up hope and try to form a leading group.

Among others, Taco van der Hoorn, the winner of the third stage, reports in front.

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in one day

Report Caleb Ewan! 

The Australian gives up after two stage victories.

The Australian already indicated before the Giro that he wants to win a stage in all three grand tours this year and could therefore get out early if he had a stage win.

That moment is now here.

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Another 132 km

- Samuele Batistella and Gino Mäder have made a hole in the descent of an uncategorized climb.

However, the lead is still small.

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138 km to go

- The riders now have to cover a six percent gradient.

The peloton is still together, although the unrest continues to reign.

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144 km to go 

- The battle for the flight of the day has not yet been decided.

A large group throws the bat back into the chicken coop, but the peloton, especially INEOS, does not seem to give its blessing yet.

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Remco Evenepoel was recorded on sensitive plate before the start of the stage.

Selfie time with the #Giro fans 😃 Photo: @BeelWout


Avatar Author Deceuninck-QuickStep Moment of places 10: 10-15 May 2021

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in one day

155 km to go

- As expected, the escape attempt with Bernal was not successful.

We now have to wait for the next attack waves.

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Another 159


- Rosette carrier Atteli Valter was in the second part of the broken peloton, but the two groups have now merged again.

Vicenzo Nibale and Romain Bardet can also breathe a sigh of relief, they had also missed the battle and were in the second peloton.

in one day

Another 162 km 

- Chaos trumps in the opening phase of the stage.

The leading group has still not left and the peloton has broken in two.

in 21 hours

Another 165 km

 - A large group is breaking away from the peloton and a striking name in that group is Egan Bernal, the number three in the general classification and perhaps the top favorite for the pink jersey.

Due to its presence, it seems unlikely that this group will get space from the peloton.

in 21 hours


The flag is waved and immediately we see the first attack attempt!

in 21 hours

in 21 hours

In a few minutes the starting gun will sound for the official start of the stage.

The profile of the eighth stage looks like this.

in 21 hours

The pink jersey is still on the shoulders of the Hungarian Attila Valter after yesterday.

The Belgian Remco Evenepoel follows in eleven seconds.

The top ten of the general classification:

  • 1. Attila Valter (Groupama-FDJ)

  • 2. Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) +11

  • 3. Egan Bernal (INEOS Grenadiers) +16

  • 4. Aleksandr Vlasov (Astana-Premier Tech) +24

  • 5. Louis Vervaeke (Alpecin-Fenix) +25

  • 6. Hugh Carthy (EF Education-Nippo) +38

  • 7. Damiano Caruso (Bahrain Victorious) +39

  • 8. Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo) +41

  • 9. Daniel Martin (Israel Start-Up Nation) +47

  • 10. Simon Yates (Team BikeExchange) +49

in 21 hours

Read our full preview for today's stage here.

in 21 hours

These are our favorites for the stage



⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Thomas De Gendt

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Diego Ulissi

⭐⭐⭐ Nicholas Roche

⭐⭐⭐ Rémi Cavagna

⭐ Bauke Mollema

⭐ Giovanni Visconti

in 21 hours

After Caleb Ewan's impressive sprint victory yesterday, the peloton is now ready for the eighth stage in the Giro.

A stage that will probably be intended for the adventurous riders.

Perhaps Bauke Mollema can make another shot at the stage victory, after his failed attempt in stage 6.

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