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Tadej Pogacar in Tour de France yellow as Dylan Teuns wins Stage 8


Jul 3, 2021

Dylan Teuns won Stage 8 at the 108th Tour de France in the mountains as Tadej Pogacar reclaimed time and left other contenders behind to take the overall race lead and yellow jersey.

Tadej Pogacar managed to reclaim time and gain minutes on other overall race lead contenders, to take the yellow jersey as Dylan Teuns took win for the stage from Oyonnax to Le Grand-Bornand.

Dylan Teuns stayed in the breakaway once it formed slowly catching up to and dropping other riders such as Michael Woods to maintain a minute long lead over Pogacar in the descent to the finish at around 78 km per hour.

Teuns crossed it with a gesture to his late grandfather who passed away a couple of weeks before the Tour.

Tadej Pogacar takes back the yellow jersey he won in 2020

Tadej Pogacar steadily powered past other riders on the climbs before working with Woods and Ion Izaguirre Insausti to cross the finish line having gained enough time to grab the yellow jersey.

Mathieu van der Poel who held on to the yellow jersey since Stage 2 managed to get into the breakaway to try to defend it but had to relinquish it as he hit his limit and could not keep up.

He crossed the finish line about 20 minutes behind Pogacar and is now 22nd on overall time just ahead of Julian Alaphilippe.

Tour de France Stage 8 shakes up the overall race lead standings

Wout Van Aert who was only 30 seconds behind van der Poel also lost time dropping behind Pogacar on the stage by about 5 minutes but is 1 minute 48 seconds behind in second place for the overall race lead.

Alexey Lutsenko and Rigoberto Uran have moved up into the third and fourth place overall at 4 minutes 38 seconds and 4 minutes 46 seconds respectively.

Pogacar is no stranger to yellow having won last year’s Tour de France and also leads the best young rider’s classification.

Wouter Poels leads the King of the Mountains classification and also received the most combative title for the stage.

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