BOB JUNGELS: "A mixed feeling
"It's a mixed feeling. I am very happy with this top 10 after more than three years of searching for my sensations. But I made a mistake by launching my sprint so far. I know that I can be among the best on finishes like these. So it's a shame to come so close to a better result.
This first top 10 will be good for the AG2R CITROËN team after an unlucky start to the Tour with Ben O'Connor's crash and mechanical problem but also Geoffrey Bouchard having to leave the race this morning after testing positive for Covid-19."[/su_quote]
After eight stages, Aurélien Paret-Peintre is fifteenth in the general classification, 3'08 behind the leader Tadej Pogacar.
Vivons Vélo Day supported by AG2R La Mondiale for the Institut Pasteur
As part of the Vivons Vélo day supported by AG2R La Mondiale, the 1304km covered by the seven riders of the AG2R CITROËN team today will be converted into donations by AG2R La Mondiale for the benefit of the Pasteur Institute in order to finance research against degenerative diseases. They also wore the Vivons Vélo jersey on the signature podium this morning. This year, the goal is to ride 20,000 km through all the Vivons Vélo rallies throughout France. The Vivons Vélo day took place during the stage starting from Dole because it is the birthplace of Pasteur.