Tour de France
Stage 8: Pau to Bagnères-de-Luchon - Stage Details

An incredible ride by 23-year-old Adam Yates on stage eight of the Tour de France today, saw the ORICA-BikeExchange rider hold onto his lead in the best young rider category and second place on the general classification.

The epic mountain stage, including the legendary Col du Tourmalet and the Col de Peyresourde, unfolded over 184kilometres with Yates following every attack at every key moment.

Christopher Froome (Team-Sky) won the stage and moved into the race lead with Yates finishing in seventh place, 13seconds behind Froome to remain second place overall.

“It was full gas from start to finish today,” said Yates at the end of the stage. “The team did a great job of looking after me until the first climb started and from then on there were no easy moments.”

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Christopher Froome (GBR) - Team Sky 4:57:33
2 Daniel Martin (IRL) - Etixx - Quick-Step 0:00:13
3 Joaquim Rodriguez (SPA) - Team Katusha 0:00:13
4 Romain Bardet (FRA) - AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:13
5 Roman Kreuziger (CZE) - Tinkoff Team 0:00:13
6 Fabio Aru (ITA) - Astana Pro Team 0:00:13
7 Adam Yates (GBR) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:00:13
8 Alejandro Valverde (SPA) - Movistar Team 0:00:13
9 Bauke Mollema (NED) - Trek-Segafredo 0:00:13
10 Richie Porte (AUS) - BMC Racing Team 0:00:13
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
7 Adam Yates (GBR) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:00:13
45 Ruben Plaza (SPA) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:13:25
52 Daryl Impey (RSA) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:16:19
73 Simon Gerrans (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:25:54
75 Luke Durbridge (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:25:54
83 Christopher Juul Jensen (DEN) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:25:54
111 Michael Matthews (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:34:43
129 Mathew Hayman (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:34:43
130 Michael Albasini (SWI) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:34:43