- 2020 winner comes fourth and displaces Mathieu van der Poel
- Richard Carapaz and Geraint Thomas also dropped on stage eight
Tadej Pogacar blew away his rivals on stage eight of the Tour de France, from Oyonnax to Le Grand-Bornand in the Haute-Savoie, to assert himself as the clear favourite for final victory in Paris. In what was a throwback to the grand exploits of the Tour’s past, the defending champion attacked and dropped his remaining rivals on the penultimate climb of the Col de Romme, more than 30km from the finish.
While Dylan Teuns of Bahrain Victorious survived the onslaught from the 2020 champion and clung on to take the stage victory, Pogacar finished fourth to take the yellow jersey of race leadership with a performance that had some comparing the UAE Emirates team leader to the five-times Tour winners Eddy Merckx and Bernard Hinault.
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