Tour de France 2021 Stage 8: Tadej Takes Control

ITV Cycling Podcast

Jul 3 2021 • 37 mins

Is this the moment we found our winner? Still a long way to go, of course, but day eight saw reigning champion Tadej Pogacar rip the yellow jersey off the back of young pretender Mathieu van der Poel, who was, as predicted, found somewhat wanting on the first Alpine stage. The honours went to Belgium's Dylan Teuns, but the sly, strong, stunning Slovenian did exactly what he needed to do to stamp his authority on the 2021 Tour, with potential threats and rivals spreadeagled far behind him on the slopes. Ned Boulting, Matt Rendell, Pete Kennaugh, Chris Boardman and David Millar are in situ to digest the action.