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Chris Juul-Jensen: Giro stage 8

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Photographs: Cathal Macilwaine

Stage 8
Foligno to Montecopiolo, 179km
Stage winner: Diego Ulissi (Lampre-Merida)
First real mountain stage. Bad fever last night. Was ok this morning. Concentrating on getting through to rest day. Was a hard start, I got dropped about here. Weird feeling being in grupetto – a sense of relief and comfort there are others struggling. Yet feeling also of being completely alone. Also a strange feeling of restlessness… will we make the time cut? I can’t do maths off the bike, definitely can’t on the bike, so trying to figure out the time cut is impossible for me… we were fine today though.

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