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Le Tour 2016 – Stage 8

Tour de FrancePau to Bagnères-de-Luchon

Distance: 184 kilometers.

This is a real mountain stage with the Hors Catégorie, literally “without category”, Col du Tourmalet, Cat 2 Hourquette d”Ancizan, Cat 1 Col de Val Louron-Azet, and Cat 1 Col de Peyresourde. Lots of Polka Dot points available.

Chris Froome won the stage and the Yellow Jersey in a very unusual fashion for him – going downhill. Normally Chris breaks away on the climb, but a win is a win.

Michael Morkov had to withdraw from the race. He got banged up in a stage one crash and the mountains finished him off. He is the first rider out of this years race, which is very unusual. Normally several riders would have been lost by Stage 8.

Yellow Jersey Christopher Froome ( GBR – SKY – 001 ) [Yellow] 39h 13′ 04″
Green Jersey Mark Cavendish ( GBR – DDD – 101 ) [Green] 204 points
Polka Dot Jersey Rafal Majka ( POL – TNK – 037 ) [Polka Dot] 31 points
White Jersey Adam Yates ( GBR – OBE – 209 ) 2 [White]

Team: BMC Racing Team ( BMC – 091-099 ) [Yellow numbers]
Stage winner: Christopher Froome ( GBR – SKY – 001 )
Combative: Thibaut Pinot ( FRA – FDL – 121 ) [Red numbers]

Top Ten:

1 Christopher Froome ( GBR – SKY – 001 )
2 Adam Yates ( GBR – OBE – 209 ) + 00′ 16″
3 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver ( ESP – KAT – 141 ) + 00′ 16″
4 Daniel Martin ( IRL – EQS – 184 ) + 00′ 17″
5 Alejandro Valverde ( ESP – MOV – 012 ) + 00′ 19″
6 Nairo Quintana ( COL – MOV – 011 ) + 00′ 23″
7 Fabio Aru ( ITA – AST – 021 ) + 00′ 23″
8 Tejay Van Garderen ( USA – BMC – 099 ) + 00′ 23″
9 Romain Bardet ( FRA – ALM – 041 ) + 00′ 23″
10 Bauke Mollema ( NED – TFS – 061 ) + 00′ 23″

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July 9, 2016   Comments Off on Le Tour 2016 – Stage 8