TSN FINI. Mathieu van der Poel defeated Biniam Girmay of Italy in the first stage.
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Naples last hosted the Italian Grand Tour in 2013. At that time, it ended in a mass race in which Mark Cavendish rejoiced.

The British sprinter is on the Gira starting list now, but this time they are the biggest favorites of the others.

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The eighth stage will be called the spring classics. Although it does not contain a large ascent, its innovativeness but the number of different tricks that follow in quick succession.

The most prominent is Monte di Procida, which has 2.1 kilometers, an average slope of one hundred percent and a maximum of one percent. The cyclist will overcome it a week, completing the largest portion of the total 153 kilometers on the 19-kilometer circuit.

The last ascent comes ten kilometers before the finish line, the last five kilometers then lead along the plain.

According to papr’s assumptions, strong classics should fight for victory, most notably Mathieu van der Poel.

The Dutchman took over the first stage on Giro, and he wore the same jersey for those days. During his ascent to Etna he played hard and since then he has sprung. For now?

The big soup should be in the form of an Eritrean comet of the Eritrean season, Biniam Girmay, only he was a second in the first and then a quarter and one five.

Juan Pedro Lpez led the overall team, only 38 seconds behind the second German Lennard Kmnu. Tet Estonian Rein Taarame lost 58 seconds.

How will the stage turn out?

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