"Tomorrow we will work to help both Vincenzo Nibali that Jakob Fuglsang. In the final, there is a piece of dirt road where it will be necessary in addition to physical strength also driving skills, not to mention the descent to the finish line".
"The team is in good health - said sporting director Alexandr Shefer - and it shows the top spot in the team standings. Tomorrow we will try to retrieve a few seconds ahead of Sunday's time trial".
In the overall standings, Nibali has regained a position in the ranking and is now eighth at 47 seconds from the Dutch leader Tom Dumoulin preceding in second position our Fuglsang.
The eighth stage from Foligno to Arezzo of 186 km combines flat and mountain roads. The final will be very challenging with the climb of the Alpe di Poti, featuring 6.4km on dirt roads with a gradient of 14% maximum.