Tour de France
Stage 8: Rennes to Mur-de-Bretagne - Stage Details

British twins Adam and Simon Yates have featured on the final climb of stage eight of the Tour de France, Adam going with an early move on the ascent before holding on to finish seventh.

After several days nursing wounds from crashes earlier in the week, it was finally time for a now six-man ORICA-GreenEDGE to fight back.

The 181.5km stage was always going to come down to the final two-kilometre climb of the Mur de Bretagne.

Whilst Adam Yates went with a three-rider move in the first half of the climb, Simon Yates waited with the likes of Peter Sagan (Tinkoff – Saxo) and Chris Froome (Team Sky).

Having also been part of the initial move on the climb, Alexis Vuillermoz (AG2R La Mondiale) launched a secondary attack and went on to a solo victory. Adam Yates held on to finish seventh, whilst Simon Yates rolled across on the same time in 23rd.

“These little climbs are difficult climbs,” Adam Yates said. “If either one of us could have got up there and challenge for the win that would have been the best.”

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Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Alexis Vuillermoz (FRA) - AG2R La Mondiale 4:20:55
2 Daniel Martin (IRL) - Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 0:00:05
3 Alejandro Valverde (SPA) - Movistar Team 0:00:10
4 Peter Sagan (SVK) - Tinkoff-Saxo 0:00:10
5 Tony Gallopin (FRA) - Lotto Soudal 0:00:10
6 Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) - BMC Racing Team 0:00:10
7 Adam Yates (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:10
8 Christopher Froome (GBR) - Team Sky 0:00:10
9 Bauke Mollema (NED) - Trek Factory Racing 0:00:10
10 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) - BMC Racing Team 0:00:10
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
7 Adam Yates (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:10
23 Simon Yates (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:10
92 Luke Durbridge (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:03:08
113 Pieter Weening (NED) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:05:14
159 Svein Tuft (CAN) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:07:58
162 Michael Matthews (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:09:09