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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

  • Start: 12.50 pm

  • Expected finish time: around 5.10 pm

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.

in 21 hours

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