Tadej Pogacar wins Stage 8 at Giro D'Italia

The Maglia Rosa Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) has won Stage 8 of the 107th Giro d’Italia, the 152km long Spoleto-Prati di Tivo. Daniel Felipe Martinez (Bora – Hansgrohe) and Ben O’Connor (Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale Team) finished second and third respectively.

Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the stage winner and Maglia Rosa Tadej Pogacar said: “I was not expecting to win at all today. But as a team we rode super well from the beginning. We hit the last climb with a good advantage. Rafal Majka did a great job in the lead out. It’s amazing to win again here at Prati di Tivo. As soon as we survived the first long categorised climb, my team-mates wanted me to go for the stage win. At the bottom of the last climb, when I saw the guys, Felix [Grossschartner] and Rafal were still doing well, I became confident that I could win today. We already saw Dani Martinez doing very good finishes this year, obviously I was thinking of him as my main opponent, but he wasn’t the only one. Antonio Tiberi tried a few times. But I had it more or less under control. I hope it’s a relaxing day tomorrow but the last 50km are tricky so I will have to stay focus till we reach Naples and after that I think it’s a rest day”.

1 – Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) – 152 km in 4h02’16”, av speed 37.644 km/h
2 – Daniel Felipe Martinez (Bora – Hansgrohe) s.t.
3 – Ben O’Connor (Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale Team) s.t.

1 – Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates)
2 – Daniel Felipe Martinez (Bora – Hansgrohe) at 2’40”
3 – Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers) at 2’58”

The leader jerseys of the Giro d’Italia are produced and designed by CASTELLI.

Maglia Rosa (Pink Jersey) leader of the General Classification, sponsored by Enel – Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates)

Maglia Ciclamino (Violet Jersey), leader of the Points Classification, in collaboration with ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale and ITA Italian Trade Agency – Jonathan Milan (Lidl-Trek)

Maglia Azzurra (Blue Jersey), leader of the Gran Premio della Montagna (KOM), sponsored by Banca Mediolanum – Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates)

Maglia Bianca (White Jersey), Best Young Rider, born after 01/01/1999, sponsored by Eataly – Cian Uijtdebroeks (Team Visma | Lease a Bike)

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