Nans Peters claims victory in Tour de France stage 8, Adam Yates retains Yellow
Sep 05 2020 11:49 pm CET

Nans Peters claims victory in Tour de France stage 8, Adam Yates retains Yellow
Nans Peters claims victory in Tour de France stage 8, Adam Yates retains Yellow
Tour de France

Nans Peters (AG2R La Mondiale) has taken the victory of the eight stage of the Tour de France as Tadej Pogacar made up 40 seconds of the time lost on the previous day and Adam Yates retained the Yellow Jersey.

A 141-kilometre route that featured two climbs of the first category and one Hors Category in the Port de Bales. Riders like Ilnur Zakarin (CCC Team), Nans Peters (AG2R La Mondiale), Neilson Powless (EF Pro Cycling); Jerome Cousin (Total Direct Energie) and Ben Hermans (Israel Start-Up Nation) formed the escape of the day that got slimmer as the climbs went by.

Cousin was the first rider to attempt a solo move but was soon caught by the rest. Meanwhile, in the pack Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) crashed but managed to continue with a few abrasions, while Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) was left behind due to back pain. With around 50 kilometres to go, Peters and Zakarin caught cousin and eventually left him behind, but on the next climb, the Frenchman took the lead and left the Russian behind.

With 14.3 kilometres to go, Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) made a move on the last ramps of the Col de Peyresourde and was followed by Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) and Nairo Quintana (Arkea-Samsic). A kilometre later, they were joined by other favourites like Egan Bernal (Ineos), Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana), Guillaume Martin (Cofidis) and Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott), among others.

Pogacar made a new move and this time could stay away from the rest -building fast a good gap- while Yates seemed to be struggling behind. On the last part of the climb, Quintana made a new move and took Roglic with him.

Peters was the first rider to cross the finish line, taking the first victory for a Frenchman in the current edition of the race. Toms Skujins (Trek-Segafredo), Carlos Verona (Movistar), Zakarin and Powless completed the top five of the day.

Pogacar crossed the finish line 40 seconds ahead the favourites' group, making up for some of the time lost on the day before due to the echelons. Yates managed to keep the lead of the General Classification.






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