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2021-07-03T11: 57: 56.580Z

Sonny Colbrelli takes a step.

2021-07-03T11: 57: 30.204Z

120km to the goal / 30km done

Roglič is thrown out of the peloton on these rolling roads.

2021-07-03T11: 54: 47.728Z

More attacks, but nothing gets stuck. Michael Gogl crashes in the main field.

2021-07-03T11: 48: 46.149Z

Two minutes between the top of the race and the failed drivers.

2021-07-03T11: 47: 50.567Z

Pierre Latour and Rafal Majka – a key player in Tadej Pogacar – are not in the top group.

2021-07-03T11: 45: 57.758Z

130km to the goal / 25km done

Nans Peters (AG2R) takes a step. Others follow. Still no break.

2021-07-03T11: 45: 26.083Z

Colbrelli also presses on. The intermediate sprint is 25 kilometers high.

2021-07-03T11: 44: 22.185Z

Mohoric in his polka dots leads the peloton down the descent.

2021-07-03T11: 42: 30.012Z

1:30 between Thomas and the peloton. He’s in a large group of outlandish drivers.

2021-07-03T11: 41: 02.974Z

Thomas’ group is currently 1.4 kilometers behind the leading group. Quite a lot of distance.

2021-07-03T11: 40: 00.559Z

Michael Woods reportedly crashed.

2021-07-03T11: 39: 49.468Z

Another 136km / 14km done

Everything is back together in the front.

2021-07-03T11: 33: 01.568Z

Poels is 20 seconds ahead of the peloton when he begins the wet descent.

2021-07-03T11: 31: 17.265Z

Geraint Thomas is already in trouble! Not good for Ineos.

2021-07-03T11: 30: 34.699Z

Sepp Kuss, Michael Woods, Kenny Elissonde, Mattia Cattaneo, Sergio Henao and Stefan De Bod hunt with Geoghegan Hart.

2021-07-03T11: 29: 49.054Z

Another 145km / 5km done

Poels alone at the door now. Geoghegan Hart has fallen behind and has several other drivers with him.

2021-07-03T11: 28: 38.422Z

A number of drivers dropped out very early, with all the usual suspects like the sprinters, lead-out men, and Chris Froome.

2021-07-03T11: 24: 34.255Z

Tao Geoghegan Hart and Wout Poels are now on their way.

2021-07-03T11: 20: 59.187Z

150km to go

And we’re gone! Attacks from the start on the ascent.

2021-07-03T11: 10: 54.873Z

Today there is climbing from the off with the Fôret d’Echallon, but not categorized. It should be a nice stepping stone for the runaways.

2021-07-03T11: 10: 12.711Z

The drivers are now rolling out of Oyonnax.

2021-07-03T11: 05: 45.963Z

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2021-07-03T10: 54: 11.689Z

For Simon Yates, the Tour de France stage hunt begins in a complicated manner

Brite takes part in outliers with 29 drivers, but consumes valuable energy before the Alps

2021-07-03T10: 50: 57.830Z

We are now 20 minutes from the start of the stage.

2021-07-03T10: 45: 44.036Z

Jumbo-Visma has no hope of fighting yellow in Paris but they will try to take it off with Mathieu van der Poel’s Wout van Aert today. Jonas Vingegaard will likely be their GC guide in the meantime. Here is the team warming up before today’s stage.

🇫🇷 # TDF2021 uphill start = @tacx time🌪 pic.twitter.com/6TZXAHHnS9July 3, 2021

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2021-07-03T10: 43: 16.098Z

However, Thomas was briefly dropped on one of yesterday’s climbs, and said he was still fighting with his shoulder injury afterwards.

Carapaz meanwhile went to attack nearly 15 km, but ended up in the end don’t take time taking at the end.

2021-07-03T10: 39: 08.286Z

We should see the first battle between Ineos Grenadiers and Tadej Pogačar today. The Slovene is now the overwhelming favorite to win the Tour and with Roglič not in the GC picture the combined effort of Richard Carapaz and Geraint Thomas could be all that can keep him from repeating.

2021-07-03T10: 29: 59.833Z

Not the best weather at the start as the teams register for the day.

Today it’s raining here in Oyonnax ☔️ It’s raining today in Oyonnax ☔️ # TDF2021 pic.twitter.com/pHBEajTw1AJuly 3, 2021

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2021-07-03T10: 29: 17.291Z

Here is our report from yesterday Level 7, whereby Primož Roglič dropped out of the overall competition.

2021-07-03T10: 20: 27.042Z

Linus Gerdemann (2007), Frank Schleck (2009), Rui Costa (2013) and Julian Alaphilippe (2018) have all won in the city.

Today’s final ascent of the Col de la Colombière is also an integral part of the race, which has been on the track eight times since the turn of the millennium.

2021-07-03T10: 17: 14.424Z

Today’s stage leads 150 kilometers through the Alps to Le Grand-Bornard, an integral part of the Tour de France.

Stage 8 map 2021 Tour de France

(Image credit: ASO)

2021-07-03T10: 11: 06.263Z

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the 8th stage of the Tour de France, the first day in the Alps.

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