Tour de France 2019: Stage 8 – Mâcon to Saint-Étienne

Bonjour!  Well after the longest route yesterday, Stage 8 could be called the hilliest – at least before the mountain stages. Travelling through the countryside of the Massif Central, this stage gave a hint at the contenders for the polka dot jersey – Thomas de Gendt taking the lead this time in a phenomenal ride. Meanwhile, two of my favourite riders, Alaphilippe and Pinot crossed the line together bringing them into the top three in the General Classification, all set for Bastille Day – another great day!

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Have a great day! 🙂



  1. i heard they are headin to the Alps. I was in the Alps in Switzerland. Beeeeeutiful.

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    1. They began the Alps today and it was stunning! I shall publish drawings soon. Enjoy the rest of the Tour and thanks for getting in touch 👍

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