Tour de France 2020: Nans Peters Wins Stage 8

Nans Peters won stage 8 of the Tour de France, soloing to the finish in Loudenvielle after proving the strongest man of a 13-rider breakaway.

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The 26-year-old young Frenchman Nans Peters claimed his first stage win at the Tour de France for AG2R La Mondiale.

Tour de France 2020: Nans Peters Wins Stage 8

Peters rode solo into the finish at Loudenvielle after proving himself the strongest man of the breakaway group.

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The Frenchman beat Toms Skujins (Trek-Segafredo) and Carlos Verona (Movistar) by 47 seconds, having dropped eventual fourth-placed man Ilnur Zakarin (CCC Team) on the descent of the day’s penultimate climb, the Port de Balès.

“This is crazy, absolutely crazy. I had a dream to win a stage in the Tour de France and I’ve done it,” Peters said afterward. “To be honest Zakarin was better than me on the climb but I did everything I could. I kept telling myself, telling myself I’m the best, I’m the strongest. I really did everything I could.”

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