After losing time yesterday, several riders are licking their wounds on the pylon.
Michael Landa (Bahrain McLaren), Beck Mollema, trek teammates Richie Porte, Pogakar, Dan Martin (Israel start-up Nation) and Esteban Chavez (Mitchellton-Scott) are on the wrong side of the gap. Their GC lost 1:21 to their opponents.
Here are 13 attackers working together.
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The 13 riders in the attack: Benoit Cosnefroy, Nance Peters (AG2R-La Montiel), Illnoor Zuckerin (CCC), Kevin Reza, Quentin Patcher (B&B Hotels-Vital Concept), Michael Morkov (Knyszczyk-Deskunk) (EF), Fabian Grellier, Jerome Cousin (Total Direct Energy), Carlos Verona (Movistar), Toms Schugins (Trek-Segrafredo), Soren Krag Anderson (SunWeb), Ben Hermans (Israel Start).
It will be interesting to see who emerges from this group. Zuckerberg is the best climber on the move, so Peloton is ultimately a favorite for stage success if he misses the break.
Mitchellton-Scott took the lead in front of Peloton to lead the pursuit and defend Adam Yates’ yellow jersey.
Rides on Pelotone are now chatting.
Pelotone has now been further simplified, with an interval of up to 4:00.
It is easy to find cosnephroditics in Pelotone. He is wrapped in polka dots from head to toe.
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130 km to go
Pelotone lined the road. The break flew and took a 2:00 lead.
This will be a great day for Zucker and Cosnefroy.
After just 10 km, Peloton lightened up and released them.
There are 13 riders in front, including Illnoor Zuckerin (CCC) and Nielsen Powell (EF) of the USA.
This is how it all started.
S Soren Craig The race begins with the first attack from Anderson. This will be a tough fight to break up! Stage 8 kicks off with Soren Craig Anderson’s first attack. The fight to break up is on! # TDF2020 #TDFunited pic.twitter.com/GeMHSTCkwISeptember 5, 2020
KOM leader Benoit Koznefroy is trying to join the attack with others, which will lead to a very interesting and interesting group.
Others have now joined him in trying to create an early break of the day. However the speed is higher as other riders try to join or close in on this move.
We were able to see a real battle with attacks and pursuits beyond the Intermediate Sprint 42km away.
Soren Craig Anderson (SunWeb), who completed the stage on Friday, was the first to attack today.
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Race director Christian Prudhomme made a formal start outside of Casares, and we had our first attack.
here we go. 3-2-1. Go! The ride leaves the casseroles.
The stage includes 42 km of flat country roads that open up to the Intermediate Sprint, then the mountains start from the legendary Cold du Mont and then the 11 km Porte de Paisord, which ends at the laden Daneville before the fast and technical descent.
Fasten your seat belts, Tour de France, the fight for overall success is very serious.
At the beginning, meanwhile, the riders line up and they are going to take off their masks.
“Pyrenees are heartless, ruthless, and atheist. Without affection, a psychiatrist would say,” wrote the late Italian journalist Gianni Mura, about why Pyrenees are so important.
A tolerant competitive tour full of emotions always benefits from stripping everything naked from an indifferent mediator like the Pyrenees.
To find out what happens at the Pyrenees this weekend, check out this great preview of Barry Ryan.
He suggests that the Pyrenees stages offer a launchpad for attack, but warns that the fight for the yellow jersey is also a game of patience.
Before we go, why not find out yesterday’s action. There was a lot of action, and many GC competitors lost time when Bora attacked Peter Sagan’s green-jersey opponents in front of a tail / crosswind eclipse.
Van Art (Jumbo-Wisma) won the sprint finish. Enjoy our full report, results and photo gallery at the link below.
This is the profile of today’s 141 km stage.
Initially the teams are preparing for the match. With 20 minutes to roll out, it’s time to incorporate the bidens into the race bikes.
P # TDF2020 It was not long before the first Pyrenees began. Bikes ✅ #RideBianchi # OltreXR4 pic.twitter.com/CO2eEDDOm2September 5, 2020
🇫🇷 @ alafpolak1 “It’s not going to be easy today. We’ll see how the legs are. It all depends on how hard the call is, Port de Bales, we’ll see about the descent.” # TDF2020 pic.twitter.com/0r0PT2XbmkSeptember 5, 2020
We will also see if the yellow jersey from Adam Yates can be taken back by Julian Alfilipp.
Today’s stage is relatively short but full of major ups and downs in the Pyrenees.
As always, we have all the action as the overall competitors go upside down.
As the cycling news blimps up, riders sign on to the Casseroles 141km ahead of the stage.
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