Stage 8 | Dreux – Amiens | Tour de France 2018

Jul 14, 05:54 PM

With the cobbled stage looming the Tour de France peloton rolled through the countryside from Dreux to Amiens waiting for the inevitable sprint finish.

For the second day in a row, Dutch sprinter Dylan Groenewegen won the stage in decisive style. Fernando Gaviria and Andre Greipel, who crossed the line in second and third were later relegated to last in the results for illegal moves – Greipel for squeezing Gaviria towards the barriers and Gaviria for nudging back with his head a couple of times. We discuss whether the decision was right.

With it being Bastille Day, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau experienced the Tour as tens of thousands did – on the roadside.

We also hear from Cedric Vasseur, the boss of the French Cofidis team who have gone ten years without a Tour stage, and, as he prepares to face the cobbled stage, from Luke Rowe about his remarkable comeback from injury after breaking his leg in several places following an accident on his brother’s stag do last year.

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