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Live blog: Tour de France Stage 8: De Gendt wins Stage 8 with phenomenal breakaway performance + Alaphilippe attacks + Geraint Thomas crashes (snaps bike in half)

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13 July 2019, 15:33
Thibault Pinto's race bike

He was close to a stage win but has pulled out some useful time in the general classification, and here is a look at his bike. We're talking about Thibault Pinot of course and his Lapierre Xelius SL Exclusive

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13 July 2019, 15:29
De Gendt wins Stage 8 after day-long breakaway
13 July 2019, 15:12
Alaphilippe has attacked with Pinot!

"Some things are so predictable like sunshine in July and an Alaphilippe attack" - Ned Boulting, as Alaphilippe tries to regain the Yellow Jersey. 

13 July 2019, 15:10
Crash for Thomas as hectic stage 8 reaches finale
13 July 2019, 14:37
De Gendt and De Marchi out front as Sagan struggles to stay in the bunch
13 July 2019, 14:03
Holloway Road (via StreetView)
Holloway pedestrian safety improvements will see removal of cycle lane

Campaigners say TfL should be protecting all vulnerable road users.

Full story here.

13 July 2019, 13:12
De Gendt is (entirely predictably) racking up the mountain points
13 July 2019, 12:59
Geraint Thomas and Luke Rowe launch podcast
13 July 2019, 11:31
A34 cycle lane (via StreetView)
Solihull councillors agree to ride cycle route and discover it's rubbish

Poor signage, unsuitable shared space, parked cars, bollards, unnecessary crossings – all in under a mile.

Full story here.

13 July 2019, 11:28
Here's the route

No long cols, but shitloads of climbing throughout the day.

Should be fun.

13 July 2019, 11:27
Thomas de Gendt is in the break


13 July 2019, 11:25
They're off!

Medium mountains stage today.

Alex has written for more cricket publications than the rest of the team combined. Despite the apparent evidence of this picture, he doesn't especially like cake.

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Redvee | 471 posts | 4 years ago

MSM need to fact check before publishing stories saying G broke his frame, he fell off and lost the chain and was soon back underway. If people had looked at the video footage of the incident they would have seen G crash on a bike bearing his rider number and riding a bike with the same rider number after the crash. I can't see his team mates swapping race numbers over in the heat of the moment.

sammutd88 | 151 posts | 4 years ago
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The peloton needs more riders like De Gendt and Alaphilippe. Guys like this definitely make watching a 5 hour stage worthwhile. It’s what racing should be. Attack attack!!

ktache | 5920 posts | 4 years ago
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G snaps bike in half.

Correction, not G's.

But what a strong ride back into the group.

Great race today!

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