Tour de France 2023: Pedersen wins uphill sprint, Vingegaard still in yellow

Mads Pedersen - Tour de France 2023: Pedersen wins uphill sprint, Vingegaard still in yellowimage: Cor VosMads Pedersen wins the 8th stage of the Tour de France. The Dane outguns Jasper Philipsen and Wout van Aert in the uphill sprint in Limouges. Jonas Vingegaard stays in yellow. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 8th stage 2023 Tour de France

1. Mads Pedersen (den)
2. Jasper Philipsen (bel) s.t.
3. Wout van Aert (bel) s.t.
4. Dylan Groenewegen (nld) s.t.
5. Nils Eekhoff (nld) s.t.
6. Bryan Coquard (fra) s.t.
7. Jasper de Buyst (bel) s.t.
8. Rasmus Tiller (nor) s.t.
9. Corbin Strong (nzl) s.t.
10. Tadej Pogacar (slo) s.t.

61. Simon Yates + 0.47

GC after stage 8
1. Jonas Vingegaard (den)
2. Tadej Pogacar (slo) + 0.25
3. Jai Hindley (aus) + 1.34
4. Carlos Rodriguez (spa) + 3.30
5. Adam Yates (gbr) + 3.40
6. Simon Yates (gbr) + 4.01
7. David Gaudu (fra) + 4.03
8. Romain Bardet (fra) + 4.43
9. Tom Pidcock (gbr) s.t.
10. Sepp Kuss (usa) + 5.28

Race report
Attacks are flying from the gun, but no break at kilometre 20. Then Tim Declercq, Anthony Turgis and Anthony Delaplace give it a go and the three open up a 5 minutes gap.

Mark Cavendish hits the deck with roughly 60 kilometres remaining. The 34-time stage winner is forced to pull out of the last Tour in his career.

The gap has fallen below 1 minute when Turgis goes solo on the Côte de Masmont. He is reeled in with 8 kilometres remaining, while Simon Yates is hindered by a crash 2 kilometres later.

Pedersen opens the uphill sprint early. Van Aert is boxed in and makes a fast recovery, but it comes down to Pedersen and Philipsen. The strong Dane takes the win.

Vingegaard keeps the yellow, jersey, while Simon Yates loses 47 seconds and drops down three places on GC.

Another interesting read: route 8th stage 2023 Tour de France.

Tour de France 2023 stage 8: routes, profiles, more

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