Ewan wins Stage 8 of the Giro d’Italia, Conti retains the Maglia Rosa

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Australian rider Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) won Stage 8 of the 102nd Giro d’Italia, 239km from Tortoreto Lido to Pesaro. Elia Viviani (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) and Pascal Ackermann (Bora – Hansgrohe) finished second and third, respectively.

Valerio Conti (UAE Team Emirates) wears the Maglia Rosa of leader of the General Classification.

FINAL RESULT

1 – Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) – 239km in 5h43’32”, average speed 41.742km/h

2 – Elia Viviani (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) s.t.

3 – Pascal Ackermann (Bora – Hansgrohe) s.t.

JERSEYS

  • Maglia Rosa (pink), general classification leader, sponsored by Enel – Valerio Conti (UAE Team Emirates)
  • Maglia Ciclamino (cyclamen), sprinter classification leader, sponsored by Segafredo – Pascal Ackermann (Bora – Hansgrohe)
  • Maglia Azzurra (blue), King of the Mountains classification leader, sponsored by Banca Mediolanum – Giulio Ciccone (Trek – Segafredo)
  • Maglia Bianca (white), young rider general classification leader, sponsored by Eurospin – Giovanni Carboni (Bardiani CSF)

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION

1 – Valerio Conti (UAE Team Emirates)

2 – José Rojas (Movistar Team) at 1’32”

3 – Giovanni Carboni (Bardiani CSF) at 1’41”

Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the stage winner Caleb Ewan said: “Determination and the help of the team made me a winner today. We’ve been trying for seven days to get this win. I’m just so happy to win this stage. I wanted to be first in the last corner but it was still a long way away so it worked better to get out of Ackermann’s wheel. I knew I had a good kick and I went around him.”

The race leader Valerio Conti said: “It was a hard finale because of dangerous downhills. But I have a big team and I was well protected today. I think I will keep the Maglia Rosa also tomorrow after the time trial.”

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