The eighth stage of the Italy spin with a quiet day without major emotions in the 153 kilometers in an urban route in the city of Naples that marked a flat route where the riders maintained a more relaxed pace, after a day of medium mountain.
A sunny day for the runners who, just after having disputed 5 kilometers, several cyclists escaped, among whom he stood out Mathieu Van der Poel, who took the group out for about 20 minutes.
The winner of the day was the rider Thomas DeGendt, who reached the finish line with a time of 3h32’53”.
A rest for the cyclists who will wait for the hard day this Sunday with stage 9 of the Italian race that will have the long-awaited high mountains.
Top five of the general classification of the Giro d’Italia 2022 after completing stage 8. Photo: Giro d’Italia
Although the occasion arose for packers like the Colombian Fernando Gaviriathis comes from a bad run of two stages that cost him dearly, after the harsh reprimand he had, the Antioquian failed to maintain the dynamics of the peloton when he reached the fourth category port, falling far behind without the opportunity to fight the sprint.
Another Colombian who took the initiative was Harold Tejada who sought to impose himself at the top, around 90 kilometers, however, after enduring a long break, he had to rejoin Van der Poel’s pursuit group.
With many bumps in the area, some steep slopes that cost several runners that I know also prevented them from finishing as they intended in the final that ended in descent.
A closing that had an exciting arrival that crowned the team cyclist Lotto Soudal, the belgian, Thomas De Gendtwho with a great victory, with a stage fought from the beginning, saw life on the run and finally achieved an important triumph for his team.