Tour de France 2021 Stage 8 Highlights | Race Blown Apart In the Alps!

Published on July 3rd 2021


Seemingly a day for the breakaway, Stage 8 of the tour saw Mathieu van der Poel valiantly attempt to hold his yellow jersey ahead of Wout van Aert and a blistering Tadej Pogačar. From the longest stage to the one of the shortest, Stage 8 will see the riders make their first foray into the mountains on a 151km-long route from Oyonnax to Le Grand-Bornand. The first two thirds of the stage are relatively tame, but once the riders pass through Bonneville at 57km to go they’ll stare down the triple threat of the Côte de Mont-Saxonnex (5.7km at 8.3%), Col de Romme (8.8km at 8.9%) and Col de la Colombière (7.5km at 8.5%). These are the first three Cat-1 climbs of the 2021 Tour and they fall in rapid succession, meaning any gaps created on the first will then be increasingly magnified on the latter two. Subscribe to GCN+ for cycling as you have never seen it before! Live racing, shows & cycling adventure films: Subscribe to GCN Racing: #GCN #Cycling #BikeRacing Check out the GCN App: Let us know what your favourite race is, and which races you’d like us to cover. Brought to you by the world’s biggest cycling channel, the Global Cycling Network (GCN), GCN Racing brings you the best of the world’s bike races to your screens, wherever you are: the finest live race commentary, in-depth analysis and behind the scenes access from your favourite events are all here. So get involved, join us, and get ready to be in the thick of the action. Engage with on the channel and across social media – we’re here to answer every question you’ve got on cycling racing. GCN - GCN Japan: GCN Italia: Suscribirse a GCN en Español: The GCN Club - YouTube Channel - Facebook - Instagram - Twitter - GMBN Tech - GCN Tech - EMBN -