Tour de France: Which GC contenders lost time on stage 8 in the Pyrenees

LOUDENVIELLE FRANCE SEPTEMBER 05 Arrival Jonathan Castroviejo of Spain and Team INEOS Grenadiers Julian Alaphilippe of France and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Pello Bilbao of Spain and Team Bahrain Mclaren during the 107th Tour de France 2020 Stage 8 a 141km stage from CazresSurGaronne to Loudenvielle TDF2020 LeTour on September 05 2020 in Loudenvielle France Photo by Stephane Mahe PoolGetty Images
Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep) crosses the line over 18 minutes down iin Loudenvielle (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

The first Pyrenean stage of the 2020 Tour de France saw a number of dramatic changes on GC with several potential contenders losing time. The main casualties were Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) and Deceuninck-QuickStep's Julian Alaphilippe. The FDJ leader was dropped on the second climb of the day, the Port de Balès, and quickly lost ground as Jumbo-Visma set a steady but still bearable pace on the front of the peloton with 41km to go.

Alaphilippe was more than good enough to hang on and the Frenchman, who started the day just 15 seconds off Adam Yates' yellow jersey was present and accounted for when a reduced peloton hit the lower slopes of the final climb of the Col de Peyresourde.

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GC riders' results on stage 8
PlaceRider (Country) TeamResults
9Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates0:06:00
10Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R la Mondiale0:06:38
11Miguel Angel Lopez Moreno (Col) Astana Pro Team 0:06:40
13Adam Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-ScottRow 3 - Cell 2
13Egan Arley Bernal Gomez (Col) Ineos GrenadiersRow 4 - Cell 2
14Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Bahrain McLarenRow 5 - Cell 2
15Guillaume Martin (Fra) CofidisRow 6 - Cell 2
16Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team Jumbo-VismaRow 7 - Cell 2
17Nairo Quintana (Col) Team Arkea-SamsicRow 8 - Cell 2
18Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Pro CyclingRow 9 - Cell 2
19Richie Porte (Aus) Trek-SegafredoRow 10 - Cell 2
20Enric Mas Nicolau (Spa) Movistar Team0:07:18
22Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-SegafredoRow 12 - Cell 2
23Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Ineos GrenadiersRow 13 - Cell 2
25Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe0:07:43
26Esteban Chaves (Col) Mitchelton-Scott0:08:47
28Sergio Andres Higuita Garcia (Col) EF Pro CyclingRow 16 - Cell 2
29Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 17 - Cell 2
30Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Jumbo-VismaRow 18 - Cell 2
38Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Deceuninck-Quickstep0:18:07
45Fabio Aru (Ita) UAE Team Emirates0:19:44
48Daniel Felipe Martinez Poveda (Col) EF Pro Cycling0:21:16
64Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ0:25:23

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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.