Marta Cavalli not giving up on maglia rosa after climb to second at Giro Donne

ALDENO ITALY JULY 08 Marta Cavalli of Italy and Team FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope competes during the 33rd Giro dItalia Donne 2022 Stage 8 a 1047km stage from Rovereto to Aldeno GiroDonne UCIWWT on July 08 2022 in Aldeno Italy Photo by Dario BelingheriGetty Images
Marta Cavalli Marta Cavalli (FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope) on stage 8 of the Giro d'Italia Donne 2022 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Marta Cavalli (FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope) emerged as the second-strongest rider in the Giro d’Italia Donne on stage 8. She was the last of the GC contenders to be dropped by race leader Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar Team) when the Dutchwoman went for a solo victory to further increase her GC lead.

The 24-year-old Italian may be facing an increased gap to the Movistar rider but her performance meant she gained time on all her other GC rivals, riding away from Mavi García (UAE Team ADQ) on the Lago di Cei climb. 

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Lukas Knöfler started working in cycling communications in 2013 and has seen the inside of the scene from many angles. Having worked as press officer for teams and races and written for several online and print publications, he has been Cyclingnews’ Women’s WorldTour correspondent since 2018.