Lilian Calmejane (Direct Energie) won his first Tour de France stage today! The 24-year-old Frenchman bested everyone and will don the polka dot jersey tomorrow. What a gift for Jean-René Bernaudeau, the manager of Calmejane’s team Direct Energie, who celebrates his 61st birthday today. Robert Gesink finished second and Guillaume Martin third.


Stage 8 Results

1 Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie 4:30:29
2 Robert Gesink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 0:00:37
3 Guillaume Martin (Fra) Wanty – Groupe Gobert 0:00:50
4 Nicolas Roche (Irl) BMC Racing Team 0:00:50
5 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Orica-Scott 0:00:50
6 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:00:50
7 Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Astana Pro Team 0:00:50
8 Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:00:50
9 Nathan Brown (USA) Cannondale-Drapac 0:00:50
10 Romain Hardy (Fra) Team Fortuneo – Oscaro 0:00:50

General Classification

1 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky 33:19:10
2 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky 0:00:12
3 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:00:14
4 Daniel Martin (Irl) Quick-Step Floors 0:00:25
5 Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:00:39
6 Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott 0:00:43
7 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:47
8 Alberto Contador (Spa) Trek-Segafredo 0:00:52
9 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team 0:00:54
10 Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:01:01

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