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Tour de France stage 8 Live – A challenge for the sprinters

Jonas Abrahamsen


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Here is the updated green jersey rankings in full

That means Girmay extends his lead over Philipsen in the points classification to 68 points, while Abrahamsen reduces his deficit to the Eritrean to 59 points.

Here are the intermediate sprint results in full:

Crash for Søren Kragh Andersen in the peloton. Philipsen was also held up, though unclear if he too was involved. Either way, both riders appear OK.


That was textbook from Intermarché – Wanty. Not only did they have three men to lead Girmay out, they even used Gerben Thijssen to outsprint Philipsen for third place.

Girmay wins the sprint for second.

Intermarché – Wanty are leading the sprint out for Girmay.

The abandon of Pedersen this morning and relegation of Philipsen two days ago means Girmay suddenly has a huge lead in the green jersey classification, of 62 points over the next best rider – who, incidentally, is the day’s breakaway rider, Jonas Abrahamsen. 

The race is about to liven up again, as the peloton approaches the intermatie sprint. Abrahamsen has just gone through it, and the sprinters will be here to contest the rest of the points in about five minutes.


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