The Giro Rosa is about to end, today the eighth stage will take place along the roads of Puglia. After yesterday's fraction, arriving in Maddaloni, Annemiek Van Vleuten's retirement has reopened the fate of the general classification: Katarzyna Niewiadoma is now in the pink jersey with a few seconds on her direct rivals, including Anna Van der Breggen and Cecilie Uttrup. The stage will start Castelnuovo della Daunia and will arrive in San Marco La Catola after 91.5 kilometers. It will not be a particularly long stage but rather treacherous. Two GPMs planned, in Volturno and at the arrival of San Marco La Catola. Something in the standings could change and the fraction promises to be of great interest to spectators.

The Giro arrives in Puglia, more precisely in the province of Foggia. Castelnuovo della Daunia, originally Castrum Sclavorum, was founded by the Slavic population of the Schiavoni. The protector of the town is Maria SS della Murgia, after whom the Mother Church is named. The town of Castelnuovo is distinguished by a particularly airy layout of the buildings that compose it. The city streets have wide carriageways and the squares offer a pleasant sense of freedom. In Castelnuovo della Daunia there is a modern and efficient thermal plant, where the mineral water "la Cavallina" is used for therapeutic purposes. In the establishment, the only one in Puglia for hydroponic treatments, various therapies are practiced for motor rehabilitation in water as well as more traditional spa treatments.

Apulian town in the province of Foggia, with only 963 inhabitants. Located in the Daunia mountains, 683 meters above sea level, San Marco La Catola takes its name from the La Catola stream. According to tradition, the city was founded by some veterans of the Sixth Crusade, taken prisoner in the Holy Land. Immediately after Ferragosto, on 19 August, the patron saint San Liberato martyr is celebrated and the following day, in the town squares, the characteristic game of '' jaletta '' is held, a contest of skill between the knights of the various districts. among the local gastronomic specialties we cannot fail to mention "c'catill" with the cotechino sauce, but also the baked bread with a mixture of vegetables and the lamb and chicory stew. Among the desserts, however, those visiting the village of San Marco La Catola cannot fail to taste the "cauzun", a cake filled with chickpea paste, and the "ranatill", the latter stuffed with rice and ricotta.

TV delayed on Raisport starting at 6.15pm. The Giro Rosa will also be broadcast in the usual afternoon strip within Tour Replay and, for the first time this year, on Raiplay. Eurosport will broadcast the images of the race starting from 15:55.

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