Tour de France 2017: stage eight takes race to Jura mountains – live!

For the first time today, we have a proper breakaway group! If you can call a group of around 50 riders – albeit a strung out one – a breakaway group. They’ve used their huge numbers to open up a gap of three minutes to the peloton, in which Chris Froome is present near the front.

The leading group has opened up a gap of 1min14sec. Among them we have Chavanel and Gilbert. I’d back one of those for today’s stage victory. There’s a counter-attack behind them. Six riders, including Ben Swift and Christophe Laporte, are trying to come across.

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