stage 8 157.5KM
|17:15||The top five of stage eight|
The eighth stage was hyped as one of the great ones on the route for the 2012 Tour. And French fans will surely agree with that appraisal... the top five is as follows:
1. Thibaut Pinot (FRA) FDJ
2. Cadel Evans (AUS) BMC at 26"
3. Tony Gallopin (FRA) RNT at 26"
4. Bradley Wiggins (GBR) SKY at 26"
5. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) LIQ at 26"
|17:13||Evans takes second|
Evans has led home the yellow jersey's group but Wiggins was right on his wheel. Pinot is likely to take the white jersey thanks to his win today but the yellow jersey is safe on Wiggins' shoulders.
|17:12||Pinot will take the win!|
FDJ-BigMat is going to win a stage of the 2012 Tour de France. Thibaut Pinot is the youngest man in the Tour and he's claimed the victory of stage eight.
|17:11||Evans in the hunt for yellow|
Evans only has to make up 10" to take the yellow jersey and the Australian is now in cooperation with van den Broeck and trying to gain time on Wiggins.