Stage 8, Brittany: Welcome to Badger Country, First French Victory, Classic Cool Bretons: Badger and Bobet
Welcome to Brittany,
'You must have the will to win.'
- Bernard Hinault
Today's stage 8 rode into Brittany the hotspot of French cycling. Producing many great riders such as two Tour greats; Louison Bobet and The Badger.
Louison Bobet, 3-time Tour champion.
Vive Alexis Vuillermoz!
"It's been a violent effort."
- Alexis Vuillermoz, stage 7 winner.
"It was too late. We'll try again.'
- Dan Martin, second place.
No pressure, in a good mood,
A stage win is upcoming.
photo Graham Watson
- Peter Sagan, leader in green and white jersey classifications.
Green Jersey: 1. Sagan (213) 2. Greipel (210) 3. Cavendish (159) 4. Degenkolb (158)
Fab Faves: 1. Froome (31h 01'56") 2. Sagan (11") 3. Van Garderen (13") 6. Uran (34") 7, Contador (36") 13. Nibali (1'48") 16. Quintana (1'56")
BMC is the favorite for tomorrow's TTT but watch out for the Spanish train of Movistar to possibly upset the party.