An escape starring Harold Tejada, marked day 8 of the race in Naples

The eighth stage of the Tour of Italy 2022a day that started and finished in Naples, with a short but convoluted route of 153 kilometers, marked by some setbacks that cost several riders to perform at 100%, however, the victory this Saturday was for the Belgian Thomas de Gendt of the Lotto Soudal, who fought from the beginning and was rewarded for the effort at the end.

The route marked by flat terrain, had in its initial part a numerous escape of 20 men of which four survived close to the final 10 kilometers near the finish line, of which the Colombian was the protagonist at the beginning Harold Tejada.

The classification continues with a single leader, the Spanish Juan Pedro Lopez of Trek Segafredowho did not need to have the pink jersey in his possession.

De Gendt asserted the attack that he carried out 42 kilometers from the end along with his partner and compatriot Harm Vanhoucke (Lotto Soudal), the Italian Davide Gabburo (Bardiani CSF) and the Spanish Jorge Arcas (Movistar), according to information from the EFE agency.

The Colombian Santiago Buitrago is the best coffee cyclist in the general classification. Photo: Instagram Santiago Buitrago

After De Gendt they crossed the finish line, Gabburo in second position and Arcas in third.

Juanpe López arrived alongside the peloton and will continue to wear the pink jersey for the fifth consecutive day.

On the other hand, coffee cyclists, Santiago Buitrago dropped one box, after stage 8, the Colombian positioned himself 2:18 behind the leader López, as did the runner Iván Ramiro Sosa who dropped to 25th place in the general standings at 3:05.

Top 5 of the general classification of the Giro d'Italia 2022 after stage 8. Photo: Giro d'Italia

Top 5 of the general classification of the Giro d’Italia 2022 after stage 8. Photo: Giro d’Italia

This Sunday will bring the long-awaited high mountain and opportunity for the top favorites, including the Colombians who will seek to shine and show their ability in the legs that allow them to obtain a stage victory and climb positions, something that has been so elusive until now.

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