David Gaudu and Romain Bardet fall in the first hour of the race

No respite for the Tour de France riders, with another difficult day on the program. This Saturday, July 9, the 8th stage takes the platoon of Dole (Jura) to Lausanne, Switzerland, for the fourth crossing of the country in a week in this 109th edition of the Grande Boucle. A day where the strongest will be there to seek victory on the top of the hill of the Olympic Stadium.

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Saturday, July 9, 2022

Tour de France – 8th stageDole – Lausanne, 186.3 km



Mr. Cattaneo (ENG / Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl)

F. Wright (Gbr / Bahrain victorious)

F. Frison (Bel / Lotto-Soudal)

Saturday, July 9, 2022

1:55 pm

The escape takes off

🏁 156.4 km: the three leaders are now 2’55 ahead. But at the head of the peloton, Jumbo Visma, UAE and Bikeexchange secure the time and keep the difference.

1:52 pm

First retirement at this stage

American Kevin Vermaerke (Team DSM) retired. He was caught in the fall that marked the start of the stage and did not leave.

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1:49 pm

Ben O’Connor stops in the medical car

🏁 161.4 km: Ben O’Connor (Aus / AG2R-Citroën) is marked by the fall. He stopped for a few minutes next to the ambulance. For now, he continues in the race.

1:43 pm

Three men at the head

While the main favorites have returned to the peloton, escapes a break at the top with three men:

Mr. Cattaneo (ENG / Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl)

F. Wright (Gbr / Bahrain victorious)

F. Frison (Bel / Lotto-Soudal)

1:40 p.m.

Favorites with delays

🏁 169.3 km. After the fall that took place at the head of the peloton, several riders were left a few seconds behind, such as Romain Bardet and David Gaudu. But they should be back soon.

1:32 pm

Great shock at the head of the peloton

As he was speeding ahead, there was a fall in the heart of the peloton, which involved a good number of runners. The two Frenchmen Romain Bardet and David Gaudu, among the top 10 in the overall, went to the ground. They got up and were about to leave. Nairo Quintana was also captured this fall. While Peter Sagan waits for his car.

1:29 pm

First attacks

A first escape of ten pilots tries to get rid of. He is currently 11 seconds behind the peloton.

1:20 pm

🔴 Let’s go for the start of this 8th stage between Dole and Lausanne. The peloton has just passed km 0.

1:18 pm

The platoon caught by the Covid-19

This Saturday, July 9, the platoon of the Tour de France 2022 has experienced its first two withdrawals following positive cases of Covid-19: Vegard Stake Laengen (UAE Team Emirates), yellow shirt teammate Tadej Pogacar and Frenchman Geoffrey Bouchard (AG2R-Citroen). Fear of seeing the virus spread is gaining ground on computers. Like Marc Madiot, CEO of Groupama – FDJ training, which calls for a strict health bubble. Read here: “Probably too late”: Fear increases in Tour de France after Covid-19 cases

12:44 h.

A referee comes to inspect the Cofidis bikes

Before the start of the 8th stage, a referee went to Cofidis to check that there was no engine (or anything else) hidden in the bikes.

12:41 h.

Primoz Roglic to the home coach

A bit surprising scene before the start, with Primoz Roglic as the home coach, knowing it’s not a mountain stage, it starts at the neck. Maybe we need to warm up the machine with its fall on Wednesday?


Which course, which favorites, which schedules? Everything you need to know about the 8th stage

This Saturday, July 9, the Tour de France stops in Switzerland as the arrival of this 8th stage, which is part of Dole, will be judged in Lausanne. Punchers, specialists in violent efforts, should be at the party. Tadej Pogacar has been wearing the yellow jersey since Thursday evening. Bets, broadcasts, favorites, schedules … The stage of the day in detail

12:35 h.

Amazing Thomas, disappointing Vlasov … The barometer of Pogacar’s rivals

If Tadej Pogacar has achieved his second stage victory in the Tour de France, at the head of La Super Planche des Belles Filles, Jumbo-Visma has shown that he must be counted on in the next two weeks. On the part of Inos, Geraint Thomas (5th) surprised. On the other hand, Daniel Felipe Martínez (11th) has appeared behind. The big loser of the day is called Aleksandr Vlasov (26th at 1’39 ”). We take stock of the main rivals of the Slovenian

12:33 h.

Pogacar’s teammate Vegard Stake Laengen surrenders, positive for covid

After a first abandonment for the covid-19 in the Tour de France 2022 this Saturday morning, it is the turn of a teammate of the leader of the general classification and winner of the last two editions, Tadej Pogacar, to give up taking the start . of the 8th stage. After the onset of symptoms and a positive test, Vegard Stake Laengen is withdrawn from the race by his team, the UEA Team Emirates.

12:32 h.

Hello everyone and welcome to our live broadcast to follow the 8th stage of the Tour de France 2022, between Dole and Lausanne, while this morning two abandonments had to be deplored for the positive tests for covid-19, among them a teammate of Tadej Pogacar, the yellow jersey, winner of the last two editions of the Grande Boucle.

The day after the victory of Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates), the second consecutive victory, the peloton would have to start again at high speed during the 186.3 kilometers of the day in a great battle to take the breakaway. A breakaway that has every chance of going to victory, which would make it the second winning breakaway after the 5th stage in Arenberg, where Simon Clarke (Israel – Premier Tech) won.

Last time as a justice of the peace

On Friday, German Lennard Kämna (Bora-Hansgrohe) thought he could achieve a second stage success on the roads of the Tour de France after Villard-de-Lans in 2020. But he saw Tadej Pogacar and Jonas Vingegaard ( Jumbo- Visma) returns to him 200 meters from the finish line, on the most severe ramps of the Super Planche des Belles Filles.

The end of the stage will be marked by the ascent to the Olympic Stadium in Lausanne (4.9 kilometers at an average of 4.5%), with a step of 12% before the last kilometer, which could well be the justice of the peace for the victory of the day. Then the strongest runners will be able to do well, before a first stage in the Alps.

In the general classification of the race, Tadej Pogacar has increased his leadership. He has 35 seconds with his new dolphin, Jonas Vingegaard. The third is Geraint Thomas (Ineos-Grenadiers). Frenchmen David Gaudu and Romain Bardet are fifth and sixth respectively and remain in the fight for the podium.

DIRECT. Tour de France – 8th stage: David Gaudu and Romain Bardet fall at the start of the race

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