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Giro d'Italia 2013

Date range:
May 4-26, 2013
  • Giro d'Italia, ITA, WorldTour
  • Stages. Expand the race menu
    • Stage 1

      Distance:
      130km
      Location
      Naples
    • Stage 2

      Distance:
      17.4km
      Start location:
      Ischia
      End location:
      Forio (TTT)
    • Stage 3

      Distance:
      222km
      Start location:
      Sorrento
      End location:
      Marina di Ascea
    • Stage 4

      Distance:
      246km
      Start location:
      Policastro
      End location:
      Serra San Bruno
    • Stage 5

      Distance:
      203km
      Start location:
      Cosenza
      End location:
      Matera
    • Stage 6

      Distance:
      169km
      Start location:
      Mola di Bari
      End location:
      Margherita di Savoia
    • Stage 7

      Distance:
      177km
      Start location:
      San Salvo
      End location:
      Pescara
    • Stage 8

      Distance:
      54.8km
      Start location:
      Gabicce Mare
      End location:
      Saltara (ITT)
    • Stage 9

      Distance:
      170km
      Start location:
      Sansepolcro
      End location:
      Firenze
    • Rest day

      Start location:
      End location:
    • Stage 10

      Distance:
      167km
      Start location:
      Cordenons
      End location:
      Montasio
    • Stage 11

      Distance:
      182km
      Start location:
      Tarvisio
      End location:
      Vajont (Erto e Casso)
    • Stage 12

      Distance:
      134km
      Start location:
      Longarone
      End location:
      Treviso
    • Stage 13

      Distance:
      254km
      Start location:
      Busseto
      End location:
      Cherasco
    • Stage 14

      Distance:
      168km
      Start location:
      Cervere
      End location:
      Bardonecchia
    • Stage 15

      Distance:
      149km
      Start location:
      Cesana Torinese
      End location:
      Col du Galibier
    • Rest Day 2

      Start location:
      End location:
    • Stage 16

      Distance:
      238km
      Start location:
      Valloire
      End location:
      Ivrea
    • Stage 17

      Distance:
      214km
      Start location:
      Caravaggio
      End location:
      Vicenza
    • Stage 18

      Distance:
      20.6km
      Start location:
      Mori
      End location:
      Polsa (ITT)
    • Stage 19

      Distance:
      139km
      Start location:
      Ponte di Legno
      End location:
      Val Martello
    • Stage 20

      Distance:
      210km
      Start location:
      Silandro
      End location:
      Tre Cime di Lavaredo
    • Stage 21

      Distance:
      197km
      Start location:
      Riese Pio X
      End location:
      Brescia
  • Race history

May 11, Stage 8: Gabicce Mare - Saltara (ITT) 54.8km

Giro d'Italia: Stage 8 preview

By:
Cycling News
Published:
April 19, 2013, 19:20,
Updated:
May 1, 2013, 16:42

Stage 8 map and profile

Stage 8: Gabicce Mare – Saltara
Distance: 54.8km
Highest point: 234m
Category: Individual time trial


TEST OF METTLE
Eschewing convention, the Giro has placed the first big GC sort-out, a hefty 54.8km TT, squarely on the second Saturday. Unorthodox it may be but the crono is deserving of such prestige. Grand Tours are about finding the most complete cyclist and winners should be able to excel against the watch. So, controversial or otherwise, this is a breath of fresh air. On paper, the route looks straightforward, but in reality only about 20 kilometres are flat. Beyond that it’s bumpy and technical, with a stiff ramp up to the finish.

Stefano Zanatta says: "It’s Wiggins’s chance to put the hammer down. Those who say the Giro will be won here are wrong but if Wiggins is in top condition, the likes of Scarponi will be up against it. Basso and Nibali will defend themselves as best they can and anyone losing just two or three minutes will be happy. Four or five minute deficits though? You’re going to have to take huge risks later as in modern cycling it’s becoming harder to make up that kind of shortfall."

Stage 8 map

<p>Giro d'Italia - Stage 8 Map</p>

Stage 8 profile

<p>Giro d'Italia - Stage 8 Profile</p>

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WilGirod'Italia More than 1 year ago
Today Wiggins will start 1 hr before other GC contenders.... There's a chance rain comes down after his departure: if that's the case he's the one who's going to have the last laugh...
reubenr More than 1 year ago
This is the kind of time trial course (length), it seems, that would suit Wiggins, so I think he will pick up a lot of time here, unless he has some more encounters of the strange kind, which seems possible given how his luck has gone. I don't get the same weather report, and all seem vulnerable to thunderstorms. The fact that Wiggins goes early could work against him, since everyone can then pace them selves accordingly and maybe not cede too much time. Nibali and Hesjedal are not so bad and there is enough uphill in the course that either one could come out on top overall by the end of the day.