Peters wins from the break amid GC shakeup on stage 8 of the Tour
Nans Peters won stage 8 of the Tour de France out of the breakaway on a challenging day in the Pyrenees that saw more than one yellow jersey hopeful drop out of GC contention altogether, and several other significant changes to the overall standings.
Thibaut Pinot, Julian Alaphilippe, and Tom Dumoulin were among the many stars tumbling down the overall standings on the day, with Pinot losing touch on the penultimate climb and Alaphilippe and Dumoulin dropped on the Col de Peyresourde. Tadej Pogacar, meanwhile, surged back up the GC standings with a late move, reclaiming much of the time he had lost on stage 7.
Peters claimed his second career Grand Tour stage victory 47 seconds ahead of runner-up Toms Skujins and third-placed Carlos Verona. Other survivors from the break trickled across the line after them until Pogacar was the first of the major yellow jersey hopefuls to arrive, six minutes behind Peters.
Romain Bardet finished 38 seconds later with a select group of Miguel Ángel López, Adam Yates, Egan Bernal, Mikel Landa, Guillaume Martin, Primoz Roglic, Nairo Quintana, Rigoberto Urán, and Richie Porte finishing just behind. Adam Yates remains in the overall race lead with another stage in the Pyrenees to come before the first rest day.
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