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A typical stage for sprinters

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Sprint had to be and sprint was. Among Alberobello’s trulli the Australian Caleb Ewan won the seventh stage with Vincenzo Nibali who finished in tenth position.

It was one of the longest stage in this Giro, over 230km, which from Calabria led the peloton to Puglia, still in South Italy. “Every day we go so fast – says Giovanni Visconti – and in the bunch there is always some nervousness, especially in the last few kilometers.”

“In these stages – continues the Italian rider – our job is always the same: stay near Vincenzo. The goal is to save as much energy as possible before Sunday’s climbing stage. “

“Everything as expected – commented sports director Alberto Volpi – was the classic race for a sprinter with a final in the city circuit. The unknown was the wind, but in reality it did not create any particular problems. “

Still in Puglia the arrival of the eighth stage. From Molfetta to Peschici (189 km) with the first 90 km on a flat route and the second part constantly undulating with several curves and changes of direction. 

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