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Tour de France 2008: Stage 8

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At the moment, the stage hasn't started

It is not very warm at the stage

And the start flag has been waved

There was an attack right away after

Yesterday's stage counted the most

David De La Fuente is continuing

14km remaining from 172km

But the pair didn't

We have another breakaway attempt

18km remaining from 172km

Wasn't worthwhile...

There have been a number of punctures

It slipped by a bit unnoticed for

The bunch is still all together.

Another 12 riders have attacked.

33km remaining from 172km

Riders are bridging

34km remaining from 172km

The group now has

But it was no use. The break was

39km remaining from 172km

Another attack

Lef

Lef

The poor Frenchman is given the okay

45km remaining from 172km

It looks like this

Ah! Amets Txurruka (Euskaltel) is

Christophe Riblon of AG2R countered

52km remaining from 172km

The three are working

The average speed for the first hour

The riders crossed the third categorized

Columbia's Marcus Burghardt leads

62km remaining from 172km

The double TT world

But the chasing trio is still 1'30

Columbia is starting to put some

Lef

It's stopped raining, but the road

Apparently, Lef

Oscar Pereiro (Caisse d'Epargne)

74km remaining from 172km

The gap between

The Bouygues Telecom car is now at

The points at the summit of the climb

Cadel Evans had some predictions

Evans' team-mate Yaroslav Popovych

81km remaining from 172km

The chasing trio

83km remaining from 172km

That's it, they

AG2R's Riblon crossed the intermediate

By the way, Cyclingnews Tech

Bah. It's wet out there. It's not

91km remaining from 172km

The gap is stable

The bunch gets their food bags now.

97km remaining from 172km

The gap increased

Bjarne Riis also talked to Cyclingnews

103km remaining from 172km

After having passed

Bernhard Eisel is taking a looong

Riblon has a problem with his back

The bunch is sitting up as many riders

Riblon is back with his breakaway

115km remaining from 172km

Team Columbia now

The Chateau de Mauriac is close by

The gap is coming down fast now as

We also spot a Liquigas rider at

121km remaining from 172km

Crash in the back

Ricco chases back to the peloton

The leader's advantage has shrunk

It seems the bunch will reel in the

Ricco has three team-mates with him

129km remaining from 172km

The Group around

The pace eases up a bit now as the

136km remaining from 172km

We're afraid we

139km remaining from 172km

Ricco is beside

142km remaining from 172km

Terpstra is the

146km remaining from 172km

They will soon

Ricco seems to be in pain. He holds

They ride on a long, straight road.

Simon Gerrans (Cr

Riders get out of the saddle as the

The climb's definitely rolling, not

152km remaining from 172km

The Bouygues riders

Leonard Duque of Cofidis had a mechanical.

Robbie McEwen complained about the

The next climb looks a bit steeper

158km remaining from 172km

Some riders fall

This hurts, after so many kilometres

Columbia's Alan Peiper gave John

162km remaining from 172km

Liquigas is still

Columbia and Quick Step take over

164km remaining from 172km

Pineau and Txurruka

165km remaining from 172km

30 seconds left

Things look tough, with riders trying

167km remaining from 172km

Less than 15 seconds

The lead duo is almost caught. They

168km remaining from 172km

That's it - the

Columbia leads out. L

Zabel sits in seventh position or

Quick Step's Rosseler takes over

Casper is in third, Freire in fourth

Cavendish comes up from the left

Yes, it's Ciolek taking second. Freire

What a finish. Fortunately there

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