Giro 2020 Route stage 8: Castrovillari - Brindisi

Giro d'Italia 2020Saturday 16 May - At 216 kilometres, the 8th stage on the Giro d'Italia is a flat affair to the Adriatic coast. The race starts in Castrovillari and traverses the boot in easterly direction to finish in port town Brindisi.

The route traverses the foot of the Italian boot from west to east. In 2017, the 7th stage started in Castrovillari to tackle a similar route. That race finished in Alderobello and Caleb Ewan outgunned Sam Bennett and Fernando Gaviria in a photo-finish sprint.

A sprint finish is a likely scenario in Brindisi also.

The port town hosted the Grande Partenza in 1971, when Salvarani won the team time trial and Felice Gimondi – alias The Phoenix – took the first maglia rosa. Gimondi, who died last year at the age of 76, is one of seven riders who won all three Grand Tours.

Giro d’Italia 2020 stage 8: route, profile, more

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