With a masterpiece of class and courage, Tadej Pogačar jumped to the top of the general classification of the Grande Boucle.
The new Maillot Jaune took flight on the penultimate climb on the 8th stage of the Tour de France (Oyonnax-Le Grand Bornand, 150.8 km in the Alps.
Tadej Pogačar will be at the start wearing the yellow jersey, becoming the youngest ever rider to wear the yellow jersey in two consecutive editions.
Stage 8 results
1. Dylan Teuns (Bahrain Victorious) 03h 54' 41''
2. Ion Izaguirre (Astana Premier Tech) +44"
3. Michael Woods (Israel Start-up Nation) +47"
4. Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) +49"
General classification after the 8th stage
1. Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) 29h 38' 25''
2. Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) +1' 48"
3. Alexey Lutsenko (Astana Premier Tech) +4' 38"
Photos: Bettini Photo (UAE Team Emirates)