Tour de France 2018: Stage 8 Route, Live Stream and TV Coverage

Gill Clark@@gillclarkyFeatured Columnist IJuly 14, 2018

The Colombian flag flies as Netherlands' Dylan Groenewegen, left, crosses the finish line ahead of Colombia's Fernando Gaviria, center, to win the seventh stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 231 kilometers (143.5 miles) with start in Fougeres and finish in Chartres, France, France, Friday, July 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
Peter Dejong/Associated Press

Stage 8 of the Tour de France takes place on Bastille Day, as riders will race the 181 kilometres from Dreux to Amiens on Saturday.

The route is predominantly flat, and another sprint finish can be expected. BMC Racing's Greg Van Avermaet holds the yellow jersey going into the race ahead of Team Sky's Geraint Thomas.


Date: Saturday, July 14

TV Info: Eurosport 1, ITV 4, NBC

Live Stream: Eurosport Player, ITV Hub, NBC Sports App


Here's the route for Stage 8:

Le Tour de France UK @letour_uk

📍 Stage 8 ⛅ Dreux - Amiens, 181 km 🔎 Flat ⛰ 2 x KOM ⏰ Start: 10:35 GMT 🏁 Finish: 14:46 GMT #TDF2018 https://t.co/JJ6oo5l5t5

Dylan Groenewegen clinched victory in Stage 7 with a well-timed sprint that saw him hold off both Fernando Gaviria and the green jersey of Peter Sagan.

The Tour de France showed how he dominated towards the end to win the longest stage of this year's race at 230 kilometres:

Le Tour de France @LeTour

🔎 Enjoy how Dylan Groenewegen dominated the sprint today! 🔎 Appréciez comment Dylan Groenewegen a dominé son sujet aujourd'hui ! #TDF2018 https://t.co/LZIwBF3v2H

The sprinters will again be at the fore on Saturday, and there will be plenty of support for home favourite Arnaud Demare as the riders continue through northern France.

While the stage is largely flat, there are a couple of Category 4 climbs. The first occurs just before the halfway stage, and the second is prior to the intermediate sprint.

The riders were affected by crosswinds during Friday's Stage 7, and similar weather conditions are expected, which may produce the same issues.

Saturday's race is the penultimate stage before a rest day, which means the powerful sprinters such as Sagan and Gaviria will be expected to go for victory again.

The route finishes on a gentle decline, with a corner just 600 metres from the line.