The Giro d’Italia 2021 restarts today with the eighth stage, the Foggia-Guardia Sanframondi. It is a fraction of 170 kilometers with a very tortuous path. There is not a kilometer of plain, in fact, in the track, and in the first hundred kilometers there are two ascents not considered GPM. At kilometer 100, on the other hand, the very long ascent of Bocca della Selva will begin, which measures 18.9 kilometers and has an average gradient of 4.6%. After that, therefore, there will be forty kilometers of descent before starting the steep slope leading to the finish line, which is three kilometers long. The first 2500 meters of the ascent in question, however, have an average gradient of 7.6%, while, subsequently, it flattens.
THE FAVORITES OF TODAY’S STAGE
Today’s is certainly a difficult to read fraction, suitable for various runners. A particularly explosive ranking man could win, like Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo), who finished second behind Davide Ballerini, on a similar finish, at the Tour du Var, or Egan Bernal (Ineos). Even the pink jersey Attila Valter (Groupama-FDJ), however, would have the qualities to do very well on a goal such as today, as well as Simon Yates (BikeExchange), Davide Formolo (UAE Team Emirates), Tobias Foss (Jumbo-Visma), Daniel Martin (Israel Start-Up), Marc Soler (Movistar) and Pello Bilbao (Bahrain Victorious).
The stage, however, is also very suitable for men from classics such as Alberto Bettiol (EF Education-Nippo), Gianni Moscon (Ineos) e Gianni Vermeersch (Alpecin-Fenix). Given the historian at his disposal, in any case, Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) is probably the main favorite. The Tuscan rider, in fact, has won eight stages in his career at the Giro d’Italia and usually, on these arrivals, he is not wrong.
LIVE Giro d’Italia 2021, today’s stage LIVE: route and altitude. Arrival uphill, Yates favorite
HOW TO SEE TODAY’S STAGE ON TV
The stage will be broadcast, in full, on live TV on Rai channels (Rai Sport HD until 2.00 pm and then Rai 2) and on Eurosport 1. The live broadcast will start at 12.40 and it will be possible to see the fraction also in streaming on Rai Play, Discovery +, Eurosport Player. Finally, OA Sport will offer you the LIVE LIVE text of the Foggia-Guardia Sanframondi, thus giving you the opportunity not to miss even a moment of this eighth day of the Giro d’Italia 2021.