Welcome to this live show dedicated to the eighth stage of the Tour de France 2021. On the program today, the first mountain stage: 150.8 kilometers between Oyonnax (Ain) and Grand-Bornand (Haute-Savoie).
Yesterday, Mathieu Van der Poel reinforced his jersey after a crazy stage – won by Matej Mohoric – which he spent at the front of the race in the company of the breakaways, including his runner-up and rival Wout van Aert. The two men occupy the first two places in the general classification, ahead of Kasper Asgreen and Matej Mohoric (who were in the breakaway yesterday) and Tadej Pogacar, winner of the last edition and big favorite for the victory in Paris.
The Slovenian saw his main rival, Primoz Roglic, crack yesterday in the greatest difficulty and did not try to wait for it. But if he wants to be in yellow on the Champs-Elysées, he will have to strike hard again on his Tour, after his first number in the time trial on Wednesday. The Team UAE rider is 3 minutes and 43 seconds behind Mathieu Van der Poel. Maybe today, on slopes that seem to be favorable to it?
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