Tour de France 2021: Stage 8 – An Awful, wet day!

Tour de France 2021 - Stage 8, Awful, wet day! Original watercolour painting Maxine Dodd
Tour de France 2021 – Stage 8, Awful, wet day!

What a contrast to Stage 7! Not only did the sunshine go in but the rain well and truly came down! Conditions were awful really – made even more dangerous because it was the first mountain stage, not only with serious climbing but serious descending too – very tricky and tough.

This image shows Mattia Cattaneo battling through the wet at 144.2km.

Grim!