A few days ago, I started my blogpost saying that sometimes you win and sometimes you lose. We stayed in an awful B&B last night, but the dinner near Baronissi was probably our most memorable of our dinners so far. You win some, you lose some. Today’s tough bit was the heat (obviously) and the fact that Sean was stuck on the final climb of the day. He was supposed to be picked up, but it didn’t happen and we had make a detour that added an extra hour to our day.

And what is today’s win? A very nice guest house in the middle of nowhere, with a pool and a restaurant. I probably won’t have to explain why having a pool is awesome, but having an on-site restaurant is great because you don’t need to drive to a restaurant, which doesn’t eat into your precious downtime.

Eight down, two to go!

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Cervélo-Bigla Cycling Team radios are lined up before Stage 8

Kirsten Wild & Sheyla Gutierrez share a joke

Emilie Moberg finds a car that’s just her size

Elena Cecchini & Barbara Guarischi warm up for the stage

FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope Team bikes are ready for the stage

An Italian firefighter helicopter brings water to exhaust a forest fire

Sunbathers come up from the beach to see what all the fuss is about

Lisa Klein leads the peloton through Salerno

Ane Santesteban Gonzalez descends in an aero position

Simona Bortolotti descends on the same descent

Ekaterina Anoshina 

Tetyana Riabchenko in a solo move on the categorised climb 

Tetyana Riabchenko in a solo move on the categorised climb 

Lucinda Brand leads the chase

Chantal Blaak on the climb

Christina Siggaard on the climb

Lucinda Brand crosses the finish line

Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig tries to cool down after a hot and humid stage

Nikola Noskova chats to a teammate

Anna van der Breggen cools down after 

Emilie Moberg wears a small piece of wook on her helmet in case she needs to ‘touch wood’

Lucinda Brand celebrates wining Stage 8 of the Giro Rosa

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