Haig: Remco losing time on this Giro d'Italia stage was the biggest takeaway

Jack Haig (Bahrain Victorious)
Jack Haig (Bahrain Victorious) (Image credit: Getty Images)

As he warmed down after the dramatic final half hour of racing in stage 8 of the Giro d'Italia, Jack Haig argued that Remco Evenepoel's losing time was "probably the biggest takeaway from today" but warned that it had to be put into much broader perspective, starting with Sunday's time trial.

"He'll probably get a minute there [on the other GC rivals]," Haig told Cyclingnews, "so in that sense, the time he's lost today will be negligible."

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.