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TDF 2014 - Stage 8 Report & Photo
 
By Mark Sharon
Date: 7/12/2014
TDF 2014 - Stage 8 Report & Photo
 
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Tour de France 2014 - 5-27 July

13 July, 2014

Stage 8 : Tomblaine - Gérardmer La Mauselaine, 161 km

Kadri settles French nerves with first stage win

France had somethign to cheer about a couple of days before Bastille Day with Biel Kadri taking a solo win ahead of a race split by terrain and heavy showers. Nibali retained yellow but was isolated without teammates at the finish.

 

Biel Kadri

Biel Kadri ignored the rain to win stgae 8 © A.S.O/B.Bade

Five riders in the lead

After a few skirmishes, a breakaway was formed at km 42 with the reunion of Niki Terpstra (Omega Pharma-Quick Step), Blel Kadri (AG2R-La Mondiale), Sylvain Chavanel (IAM Cycling), Adrien Petit (Cofidis) and Simon Yates (Orica-GreenEdge). Chavanel had gone clear at km 23, firstly rejoined by his former Quick Step team-mate Terpstra at km 26, and later by the other three as Yates, the youngest rider in the Tour de France now, initiated the reaction. Quickly, it became clear that Peter Sagan wasn’t going to ask his team-mates to ride behind the escapees as he did on stage 7, even though the finale at La Mauselaine was worth a try from him. The Astana team of race leader Vincenzo Nibali also chose to set the pace of the peloton on a slow motion while the five escapees covered 51.2 kilometres in the first hour of racing!

Kadri for a one-man show

With 50km to go, Terpstra, Kadri, Chavanel, Petit and Yates reached their maximum advantage of 11 minutes over the peloton. Just a few kilometers further, the sudden pouring rain encouraged the riders to speed up in the bunch. Chavanel and Kadri rode away as they climbed to col de la Croix des Moinats with 25km to go. Kadri continued solo 22.5km before the finish at the ski resort of La Mauselaine. Tinkoff-Saxo set the pace of the peloton in the climbs, mostly for keeping Alberto Contador safe in a rain soaked finale with fog in the downhill of the col de Grosse-Pierre. Some important GC riders went into trouble: Michal Kwiatkowski (OPQS), Pierre Rolland (Europcar), Jakob Fuglsang (Astana), Laurens ten Dam (Belkin), Fränk Schleck (Trek)…

 

Contador prevails in the final climb

Kadri first secured the lead in the King of the Mountains competition. He was logically awarded the price of the most aggressive rider of the day. Moreover, he kept the momentum and increased his lead over Chavanel and claimed a brilliant solo victory atop La Mauselaine in rainy conditions that prevented spectators from viewing the lake of Gérardmer. Nevertheless, the fight for GC went on. Contador finished the job of his team-mates and won his duel against Nibali, repositioned himself in seventh place on GC and gave an indication that he’ll be highly competitive in the mountains albeit posting a benefit of only three seconds over his rival. Nibali is the 17th Italian to wear the yellow jersey. For the 200th time, an Italian leads the Tour de France and there’s more action to come from the duelists.

Race Route for 2014

2014 Tour de France Race Route

2014 Tour de France Race Route

Stage List

Stage date To - From Length
Stage 1 Jul 5 Leeds - Harrogate 191 km
Stage 2 Jul 6 York - Sheffield 198 km
Stage 3 Jul 7 Cambridge - London 159 km
Stage 4 Jul 8 Le Touquet - Paris-Plage 164 km
Stage 5 Jul 9 Ypres - Arenberg Porte du Hainaut 156 km
Stage 6 Jul 10 Arras - Reims 194 km
Stage 7 Jul 11 Épernay - Nancy 233 km
Stage 8 Jul 12 Tomblaine - Gérardmer La Mauselaine 161 km
Stage 9 Jul 13 Gérardmer - Mulhouse 166 km
Stage 10 Jul 14 Mulhouse - La Planche des Belles Filles 161 km
Rest Day 1 Jul 15 Besançon
Stage 11 Jul 16 Besançon - Oyonnax 186 km
Stage 12 Jul 17 Bourg-en-Bresse - Saint-Étienne 183 km
Stage 13 Jul 18 Saint-Étienne - Chamrousse 200 km
Stage 14 Jul 19 Grenoble - Risoul 177 km
Stage 15 Jul 20 Tallard - Nîmes 222 km
Rest Day 2 Jul 21 Carcassonne
Stage 16 Jul 22 Carcassonne - Bagnères-de-Luchon 237 km
Stage 17 Jul 23 Saint-Gaudens - Saint-Lary-Soulan Pla d'Adet 125 km
Stage 18 Jul 24 Pau - Hautacam 145 km
Stage 19 Jul 25 Maubourguet Pays du Val d'Adour - Bergerac 208 km
Stage 20 Jul 26 Bergerac - Périgueux (ITT) 54 km
Stage 21 Jul 27 Évry - Paris Champs-Élysées 136 km

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Stage Results - Top 60

1 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 3:49:28
2 Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:02:17
3 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:02:20
4 Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky 0:02:24
5 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:02:28
6 Jean-Christophe Péraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
7 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 0:02:36
8 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:02:40
9 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:48
10 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling 0:02:54
11 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling 0:02:55
12 Rui Alberto Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida 0:03:01
13 Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Team Sky  
14 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:03:28
15 Brice Feillu (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement 0:03:33
16 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Tinkoff-Saxo  
17 John Gadret (Fra) Movistar Team 0:03:35
18 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto-Belisol 0:03:37
19 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar  
20 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ.fr  
21 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:03:44
22 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky  
23 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:03:47
24 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling 0:03:51
25 Frank Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing  
26 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar 0:03:55
27 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:03:56
28 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team 0:04:02
29 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team  
30 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto-Belisol  
31 Christopher Horner (USA) Lampre - Merida 0:04:19
32 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha  
33 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling 0:04:28
34 Tiago Machado (Por) Team Netapp-Endura 0:04:29
35 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Sharp 0:04:37
36 Michael Rogers (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:04:56
37 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Garmin - Sharp 0:05:04
38 Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Netapp-Endura 0:05:10
39 Benat Intxausti (Spa) Movistar Team 0:05:14
40 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Trek Factory Racing  
41 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:05:26
42 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:05:39
43 Simon Yates (GBr) Orica Greenedge 0:05:59
44 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team 0:06:49
45 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar 0:07:49
46 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ.fr  
47 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:08:07
48 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky 0:10:34
49 Benjamin King (USA) Garmin - Sharp  
50 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky  
51 Rafal Majka (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo  
52 Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
53 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
54 Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Movistar Team  
55 Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team  
56 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
57 Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:10:43
58 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team 0:10:54
59 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano 0:11:30
60 Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement  

General Classification - Top 60

1 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team 33:48:52
2 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team 0:01:44
3 Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky 0:01:58
4 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:02:26
5 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 0:02:27
6 Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:02:34
7 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:39
8 Rui Alberto Costa (Por) Lampre - Merida 0:02:52
9 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling 0:03:02
10 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto-Belisol  
11 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto-Belisol 0:03:27
12 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:03:32
13 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:03:34
14 Jean-Christophe Péraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:37
15 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky 0:03:54
16 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Sharp 0:04:22
17 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:04:38
18 Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Team Sky 0:05:09
19 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling 0:05:44
20 Tiago Machado (Por) Team Netapp-Endura 0:06:08
21 Christopher Horner (USA) Lampre - Merida 0:06:12
22 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Trek Factory Racing 0:06:53
23 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar 0:07:34
24 Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Netapp-Endura 0:07:35
25 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar 0:08:11
26 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team 0:08:13
27 Brice Feillu (Fra) Bretagne - Seche Environnement 0:10:23
28 Frank Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing 0:10:43
29 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling 0:11:20
30 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano 0:11:35
31 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:12:50
32 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:14:54
33 Bram Tankink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling 0:15:58
34 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:16:49
35 Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team 0:17:06
36 Michael Rogers (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:17:22
37 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing 0:17:51
38 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale 0:18:17
39 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:18:27
40 John Gadret (Fra) Movistar Team 0:20:12
41 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica Greenedge 0:21:41
42 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
43 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica Greenedge 0:22:37
44 Marco Marcato (Ita) Cannondale 0:23:07
45 Paul Voss (Ger) Team Netapp-Endura 0:23:19
46 Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:24:51
47 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) IAM Cycling 0:26:58
48 Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre - Merida 0:27:08
49 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:28:28
50 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:28:39
51 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto-Belisol 0:29:19
52 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:29:47
53 Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:30:10
54 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Garmin - Sharp 0:30:20
55 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:30:35
56 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team 0:30:38
57 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:33:16
58 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:33:28
59 Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica Greenedge 0:33:31
60 Simon Yates (GBr) Orica Greenedge 0:33:35




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