Stuck truck threatens to stall Stage 8 of Tour de France

The 2021 Tour de France has already seen its fair share of incidents, but a stuck truck on the final climb of Stage 8 just might be a first.

Israel Start-Up Nation were the first to notice the vehicle, after their osteopath was unable to move past it further up the winding roads of the Cote de Mont Saxonnex.

Though there were fears the riders would have to alter their route for the day’s race, it was later confirmed the truck was able to get through before Dylan Teuns (Bahrain Victorious) took the solo victory.

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Teuns dedicated the impressive mountain win to his late grandfather, after what was an action-filled stage that saw defending champion Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) take the yellow jersey in commanding fashion.



The Tour de France continues tonight, and you can catch all the Stage 9 action on SBS, SBS On Demand and the SKODA Tour Tracker app from 8:30pm (AEST).


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Published 4 July 2021 at 12:01pm
By SBS Cycling Central
Source: SBS