STAGE 8

Point of departure: Cazères-sur-Garonne
Point of arrival: Loudenvielle
Distance: 141km
Departure time: 12:35pm
Arrival time: 16:15pm (average calculated at 38km/h)
Type: Mountains
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The 2020 Tour de France arrives in the Pyrenees on Stage 8 and features three categorised climbs.
The Col de Mente comes 48km into the stage, but it is the Port de Bales that could prove significant. An 11.7km climb, it averages out at 7.7% but features some double-digit stretches.
Stage 8’s final climb is the well-known Col de Peyresourde – 9.7km at 7.8% with double digit segments on the side from Saint-Aventin. A descent into Loudenville leads into a kilometre-long flat finish.
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Stat Attack: 22

After seven stages there are 22 riders within a minute of the overall lead. That is the greatest number of GC contenders at this stage of a Tour de France since 2013 when there 42 within a minute of the maillot jaune after an opening week that included the Grand Depart in Corsica and a Team Time Trial.

One to watch: Warren Barguil

If the leaders play it safe then Nairo Quintana may not require “Wawa” to stay with him. If there is a gap to a breakaway once the race reaches Loudenvielle then it could stay away and Barguil is both strong enough to shine and not enough of a GC threat to worry the leaders if he rides away.

Stage 8 profile

Tour de France 2020 Stage 8 - route and profile

Where can I watch it?

The Tour de France will be available to watch live and in full on Eurosport 1 and online as a live stream on the Eurosport Player streaming platform.
The coverage will feature Bradley Wiggins as an expert analyst throughout the Tour de France, and a new addition to Eurosport’s cycling coverage will be interviews and analysis from Bernie Eisel.
The Breakaway, a post-stage review show will be available to watch online after each Tour de France stage on the Eurosport Player streaming platform and the GCN App.
The Bradley Wiggins Show podcast will continue throughout the Tour, with 10 full episodes released across the three weeks.
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