CYCLING: Lilian Calmejane wins 8th stage of Tour de France between Dole and Les Rousses …
Lilian Calmejane created a surprise by winning the 8th stage of the Tour de France between Dole and les Rousses. This is the first victory of his career on the Tour and he has to go and look for this himself after being in a breakaway group of 17 riders from the start.
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After braking away from the leading breakaway on the last climb, he was pursued by Gekins for the last several kilometers. The rider of Direct Energie has never been led to expect anything, even when he felt cramps four kilometers from the finish. Superb performance so for the French rider, 23, who also now holds the polka dot jersey. For that matter. He pulled the tongue to the end, but a win on the Tour is well worth all the pain of the world.