Tour de France 2024: Girmay wins uphill sprint, Pogacar still in yellow

Biniam Girmay - Tour de France 2024: Girmay wins uphill sprint, Pogacar still in yellowfoto: Cor VosKing of the Mountains Jonas Abrahamsen spends the entire day on the attack. His effort ends with 14 kilometres remaining. In the ensuing sprint it is Biniam Girmay who sprints to victory. Tadej Pogacar retains the overall lead. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 8th stage 2024 Tour de France

1. Biniam Girmay (eri)
2. Jasper Philipsen (bel) s.t.
3. Arnaud De Lie (bel) s.t.
4. Pascal Ackermann (ger) s.t.
5. Marijn van den Berg (nld) s.t.
6. Ryan Gibbons (rsa) s.t.
7. Anthony Turgis (fra) s.t.
8. Fred Wright (gbr) s.t.
9. Alex Aranburu (spa) s.t.
10. Remco Evenepoel (bel) s.t.

GC after stage 8
1. Tadej Pogacar (slo)
2. Remco Evenepoel (bel) + 0.33
3. Jonas Vingegaard (den) + 1.15
4. Primoz Roglic (slo) + 1.36
5. Juan Ayuso (spa) + 2.16
6. João Almeida (por) + 2.17
7. Carlos Rodriguez (spa) + 2.31
8. Mikel Landa (spa) + 3.35
9. Matteo Jorgenson (usa) + 4.03
10. Aleksandr Vlasov (rus) + 4.36

Race report
Neilson Powless attacks fom the start, and KOM leader Jonas Abrahamsen goes with him. Stefan Bissegger makes it three at the front, and they open up a lead of over 2 minutes.

The gap falls to 1 minute on the Côte de Vitteaux. Abrahamsen extends his KOM lead at the summit before Romain Grégoire opens the chase.

Powless and Bissegger stop their efforts on the Côte de Villy-en-Auxois, making it even easier for Abrahamsen to pocket the KOM points. He reaches the summit of the remaining climbs in first position as well, as no one dares to bridge across. Meanwhile, Abrahamsen extends his lead to over 6 minutes. Meantime, the Norwegian rides to a maximum lead of over 6 minutes.

The peloton reels in the lone attacker with 15 kilometres remaining.

A closed peloton heads towards the uphill final kilometre. Jasper Philipsen seems set to take the win until Biniam Girmay appears in the final metres to pip him at the line.

Another interesting read: route 8th stage 2024 Tour de France.

Tour de France 2024 stage 8: video, routes, profiles

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