Rider of the day (TDF2019 – Stage 8): Thomas De Gendt (Lotto-Soudal)

It was a day ment for the Breakaway King. 

Thomas De Gendt (Lotto-Soudal) attacked very early on the 8th stage. His breakaway companions were Ben King (Dimension Data), Niki Terpstra (Total Direct Energie) and Alessandro De Marchi (CCC). Inside the 50 km remained only the De Gendt- De Marchi power breakaway duo. THe Italian rider dropped on the last climb of the day.

De gendt was chased by Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck -Quick Step) and Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ), but managed to cross the finish line first.


Related posts: 
Stage 8 Results
Overal Standings after the 8th Stage

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