TOUR’21 Stage 8: Incroyable Pogačar Takes Tour Control

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Stage Report: Bahrain Victorious’ Dylan Teuns may have won stage 8, but the ‘hero of the day’ and maybe the 2021 Tour de France was Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates). The young Slovenian crossed from what was left of the peloton to the front of the race, a gap of over 6 minutes. Teuns was the only rider he didn’t catch before the finish in Le Grand-Bornand.

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Dylan Teuns – The win for his grandfather

– The final kilometre of Stage 8 and read our full report and pics below:-

Tadej Pogačar showed in the first Alpine stage that he is the best rider in the Tour de France. With an early attack on the Col de Romme, the Slovenian got rid of all his competitors before the finish line in Le Grand-Bornand. He only had early escapee Dylan Teuns ahead of him. Ion Izagirre and Michael Woods managed to hold Pogačar to finish just ahead of him.

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Stage 8 profile

Tour boss Christian Prudhomme describes stage 8: “After 2009 and 2018, the finish at Le Grand-Bornand will once again be conditioned by the Romme – Colombière climbing sequence. But this time it’ll be preceded by the climb up to Mont-Saxonnex (5,7 km at 8,3%) first ascent towards the Plateau de Solaison, and will therefore offer a triple climb on a distance of over 20 kms at close to 9%. Of course it’ll be a day for the best climbers!”

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The leaders jersey’s – All change today?

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The first attacks came early

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The big break of the day

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Not a nice day for a bike ride

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Wout Poels (Bahrain Victorious) was off the front and in many moves – Good for the KOM jersey

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Mathieu van der Poel’s last day in yellow

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Mattia Cattaneo (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) and Tiesj Benoot (DSM) leading the break

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Not as good a day for Mohoric

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Sepp Kuss gave it a go

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As did Tiesj Benoot

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Teuns held off the storming Pogačar

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Pogačar rode from the back to the front of the race

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The win for Teuns

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What a ride from Pogačar

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2nd overall for Wout van Aert

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Mathieu van der Poel out of yellow

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Tadej Pogačar – In yellow all the way to Paris?

Tour de France Stage 8 Result:
1. Dylan Teuns (Bel) Bahrain Victorious in 3:54:41
2. Ion Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Astana-Premier Tech at 0:44
3. Michael Woods (Can) Israel Start-up Nation at 0:47
4. Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates at 0:49
5. Wout Poels (Ned) Bahrain Victorious at 2:33
6. Simon Yates (GB) BikeExchange at 2:43
7. Aurélien Paret Peintre (Fra) AG2R Citroën at 3:03
8. Guillaume Martin (Fra) Cofidis
9. Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Deceuninck – Quick-Step at 4:07
10. Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma at 4:09.

Tour de France Overall After Stage 8:
1. Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates in 29:38:25
2. Wout Van Aert (Bel) Jumbo-Visma at 1:48
3. Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech at 4:38
4. Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education-Nippo at 4:46
5. Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma at 5:00
6. Richard Carapaz (Ecu) INEOS Grenadiers at 5:01
7. Wilco Kelderman (Ned) BORA-hansgrohe at 5:13
8. Enric Mas Nicolau (Spa) Movistar at 5:15
9. David Gaudu (Fra) Groupama-FDJ at 5:52
10. Pello Bilbao Lopez De Armentia (Spa) Bahrain Victorious at 6:41.

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