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Stage 8, Tour de France 2019

Saint-Etienne
Saint-Etienne, by Alexandre Prevot, Licence CC BY-SA 2.0

Stage 8 of the Tour de France 2019 is a hilly stage of 200km from Mâcon to Saint-Etienne.

Stage 8, Tour de France 2019: map, facts & figures

This is the official map of Stage 8, Tour de France 2019.

Map of Stage 8, TDF 2019
Map of Stage 8, Tour de France 2019, ©ASO/Tour de France
Race details - Stage 8, Tour de France 2019
Stage classification Hilly
Distance 200km
Intermediate sprint Cercié-en-Beaujolais
Climbs Col de la Croix Montmain (Category 2)
Col de la Croix de Thel (Category 2)
Col de la Croix Paquet (Category 2)
Côte d'Affoux (Category 3)
Côte de la Croix de Part (Category 2)
Côte d'Aveize (Category 2)
Côte de la Jaillère (Category 3) (Bonus point)

The official Tour de France profile for Stage 8:

Profile of Stage 8, TDF 2019
Profile of Stage 8, Tour de France 2019, ©ASO/Tour de France

Stage 8, Tour de France 2019: timings

The peloton sets off from Mâcon at 1210. The riders are expected to arrive at the finish at Saint-Etienne between 1712 and 1744.

Stage 8, Tour de France 2019: the route

On stage 8 of the 2019 Tour de France, the race heads south from Mâcon to the wine-producing Beaujolais region for an early intermediate sprint (33km).

Further south, the riders reach the eastern edge of the Massif Central, and tackle seven climbs, including two in the Monts du Lyonnais, just west of Lyon.

The final climb, the Côte de la Jaillère (Category 3), also has bonus seconds attached to it.

Stage 8, Tour de France 2019: favourites for the stage win

The winner will be the fastest finisher in the front group. That could be a breakaway, or it might be a GC group. I'm going to guess at Adam Yates.

Stage 8, Tour de France 2019: comments

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Stage 8, Tour de France 2019: towns, sights and attractions

Stage 8, Tour de France 2019: Mâcon

Macon
Macon, by xiklima, Licence CC BY-ND 2.0

Mâcon is a city of 34,000 people on the river Saône. It was inhabited by Celts then Romans.

It has a Cathedral, and it's at the heart of a wine-producing area.

Stage 8, Tour de France 2019: Saint-Etienne

Saint-Etienne
Saint-Etienne, by Alexandre Prevot, Licence CC BY-SA 2.0

Saint-Etienne is a city of 500,000 people in the Massif Central.

Mavic make bicycle wheels in Saint-Etienne.

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