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Dylan Groenewegen made it two from two as he gained the Bastille Day dash into Amiens in the Tour de France.
The Lotto NL-Jumbo rider got here good in a four-way sprint for the line inside the last 200 metres.
He noticed off the inexperienced jersey of Peter Sagan, Andre Greipel and Fernando Gaviria.
Philippe Gilbert launched a significant assault off the entrance with 3km to go.
But the Belgian ran out of puff as the actual dash battle kicked off in the last 1000m.
There was extra disappointment for Dimension Data’s Mark Cavendish, who was nowhere to be seen once more in the last reckoning for the South African team.
Dan Martin was the greatest loser of the day after a crash in direction of the again of the peloton with 15km to trip.
The Irishman, who was a stage winner earlier in the week, regarded badly bashed up as he and a dozen or so others needed to haul their method again to the pack.
Julian Alaphilippe, Tony Martin and King of The Mountains chief Toms Skuijns additionally hit the asphalt out in open nation.
The group misplaced over a minute to the day’s winner.
Fabien Grellier and Marco Minnaard shaped the two-man breakaway early doorways, with the Frenchman particularly trying to make an impression on his nationwide day.
The pair had been left to their very own units by the peloton till properly inside the final 50km.
The yellow jersey of Greg van Avermaet was additionally boosted alongside the method by a one second time bonus, taking him seven seconds away from Geraint Thomas in the general standings.
Sunday’s stage 9 brings a distinct problem fully.
Le Tour will journey over 22km of cobblestones on the run from Arras to Roubaix on the Belgian border.
Tour de France 2018: Classification after Stage 8
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