relive Wout van Aert’s victory in the sprint during the eighth stage in Lausanne

From Jura to Switzerland and its canton of Vaud, the breakaway of the day was not over, the peloton returning like a ball to offer a massive sprint in the streets of Lausanne on Saturday.

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The Jura massif and Switzerland were in the spotlight on the Tour de France. In a splendid and demanding setting, the runners set off on Saturday July 9 from the little Venice of the Jura, Dole, towards Lausanne and its Olympic stadium (186.3 km). This leg-breaking course was a golden opportunity for the fighters to seek a stage victory, which has become a rare commodity on this Grande Boucle where Tadej Pogacar has reigned for the past two days.

But the peloton decided otherwise. It was a massive sprint, on a difficult finish, which concluded this day marked by a massive fall, in which the Bardet, Pogacar, Roglic and Pinot were taken in particular, without consequence. In a final uphill, the Belgian Wout van Aert was the fastest, consolidating his status in the points classification, and ahead of Michael Matthews and Tadej Pogacar. The Jumbo-Visma rider has won his second stage success this year.

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