Egan Bernal digs deep to cling to Tour de France rivals

Team Ineos rider Colombias Egan Bernal 2ndL and Team Mitchelton rider Great Britains Adam Yates 1stR cross the finish line at the end of the 8th stage of the 107th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 140 km between CazeressurGaronne and Loudenvielle on September 5 2020 Photo by Marco Bertorello POOL AFP Photo by MARCO BERTORELLOPOOLAFP via Getty Images
Egan Bernal crosses the line in Loudenvielle alongside Miguel Ángel López and Adam Yates (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) did what he had to on stage 8 of the Tour de France and held most his key rivals for the yellow jersey in check, despite being put on the back foot several times on the final climb of the Col de Peyresourde.

Bernal finished in an elite group of GC contenders including Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma), Mikel Landa (Bahrain McLaren), Nairo Quintana (Arkéa-Samsic) and yellow jersey Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) as Nans Peters won the stage from the day's break.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.