Britain’s Adam Yates retained the yellow jersey of the 2020 Tour de France after an arduous stage eight as native rookie rider Nans Peters gained the stage.
Nevertheless, Saturday was a day of combined emotions for native followers as a result of fellow Frenchman Thibaut Pinot fell on the second climb of the day and completed over 25 minutes behind Peters, whose hopes of changing into the primary residence rider to win the Tour since 1985 have diminished as he sits practically 19 minutes behind on the general standings.
It was a tricky day for all cyclists because the mountainous stage eight, a 141 km journey to Loudenvielle featured three difficult ascents which scattered the peloton.
Peters, 26, who’s using in his maiden Tour de France produced a superb long-range solo breakaway to report his first stage win main Toms Skujins and Carlos Verona who arrived on the identical time by 47 seconds.
Yellow jersey holder Yates survived a number of assaults to complete in a gaggle containing lots of the title favourites which additionally helped him safe his main place within the title race.
Sunday’s stage 9 will proceed to be held within the Pyrenees because it follows a 153 km route from Pau to Laruns earlier than a relaxation on Monday. The stage will probably be aired reside on Eurosport from 4.45 p.m.
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