Pinot wins stage 8 of the Tour de France; Wiggins defends yellow

LEG LUBE: Sky’s Bradley Wiggins defended his yellow jersey on the second day in the hills after seeing his lead come under attack for the first time in the Tour de France. Thibaut Pinot (FDJ-Big Mat) won stage 8, his maiden win on what is his debut, after 157.5km of racing over several short but steep climbs in the Swiss Jura that exacted a toll on the peloton. His victory also gave him the polka-dot jersey of best climber. Defending champion Cadel Evans (BMC) finished second at 26 seconds, leading home a select group after a failed attempt to shake off Wiggins on the way to the last summit and on the 16km descent to the finish. Read the whole article at: www.velonews.com

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