Giro d'Italia 2018 | Stage 8 | Praia a Mare – Montevergine di Mercogliano

May 12, 2018, 08:07 PM

The episode of The Cycling Podcast comes from the deepest countryside in Campania as Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe review stage eight of the Giro d’Italia, and another uphill finish.

It was a fairly unremarkable stage but there were two very notable aspects to the final climb – firstly the attack by Richard Carapaz, the best young rider, who broke away to become the first from Ecuador to win a stage of one of cycling’s grand tours. We hear from our Spanish correspondent Fran Reyes about Carapaz. And Chris Froome’s luck refuses to turn – he fell on the slippery road approaching the finish.

In this episode we learn more about Simon Yates, we take a detour to visit the so-called Zoncolan of the South, we try to coin a new nickname for Yates and we hear from Alex Dowsett about the dangerous, poorly-lit tunnels on the course towards the end of stage seven.

The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science In Sport.