Sunday July 8th, 2012

Stage 8Belfort / Porrentruy

Start 13h15 GMT 2+

Key moments

video08.07.2012 in 23:00Summary of the race


Summary of the race

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Stage summary08.07.2012 in 17:25The oldest starts the attacking; the youngest wins- Bravo Thibaut!

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On a day with seven climbs including a brutally steep final ascent in Switzerland, the short eighth stage was expected to be an animated one and the predictions came true. The attacks lasted from start to finish. It began with an impressive display from Jens Voigt who seemed like the bionic man as he punched the pedals on his own at the front while a myriad of riders tried to get on terms with him but failed. On he went for the first hour, like an automaton on a mission but eventually his...

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video08.07.2012 in 16:00Interview - Stage Winner


Interview - Stage Winner

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Sporting stakes09.07.2012 in 11:00It's all about time...

Bradley Wiggins is breaking down the Tour into stanzas and, as he explained after taking the yellow jersey in stage seven, the time trial is something that he can look forward to. There are several reasons for him to be enthusiastic about the 41.5km TT from Arc-et-Senans to Besançon: he's a master in this discipline, once it's over there's a day of rest and recuperation, and he'll also be a day closer to the end of the Tour de France that he and his team are determined to win.

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interview08.07.2012 in 18:43RadioShack-Nissan takes control

Already winner of the final team standings in 2010, during the last appearance of Lance Armstrong who found a way to bid farewell to the Tour de France from the podium in Paris, RadioShack-Nissan has taken another victory today: they are the best team in stage eight. They had four riders in the group of the yellow jersey that raced together to the finish and the efforts of Tony Gallopin (3rd), Haimar Zubeldia (9th), Fränk Schleck (10th) and Chris Horner (11th) is what earned them this...

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interview08.07.2012 in 18:34Thibaut Pinot: The longest 10km of my life"

The youngest rider in the race had to convince his team manager to let him ride the Tour and at the pre-stage meeting today, he was told, «Tibaut, do not go on the attack!' He did. And he won. Marc Madiot is sure to listen to the advice of the 22-year-old more in the future...

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interview08.07.2012 in 18:24Kessiakoff: My objective was never to go alone

He was second over two climbs and first over two and now Sweden's Astana recruit Fredrik Kessiakoff is now the leader of the climbing classification...

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interview08.07.2012 in 18:13Taaramae: I'm a little better in the time trials

The Estonian who leads the youth classification required a seat as he made his way from one television network to another in the interview zone but Rein Taaramae is happy to have the first week behind him and he believes he can improve.

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interview08.07.2012 in 18:04Wiggins: It's going to be a tough one tomorrow

On his first day wearing the yellow jersey in the Tour de France, Bradley Wiggins was subjected to some taunting attacks by the likes of Jurgen van den Broeck and Cadel Evans on the final descent but he reached the finish in the same group as the rider in second overall and will start the time trial of stage nine as the leader of the general classification.

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video08.07.2012 in 11:45Analysis of the stage


Analysis of the stage

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video08.07.2012 in 10:30The day's route


The day's route

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Jersey wearers after the stage 20

Classifications after the stage 20


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