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Stage 8 from Pau > Bagnères-de-Luchon covered 184KM and included four categorised climbs. This first climb of the day was the first HC climb of this year's race - the legendary 19KM Col du Tormalet. The temperature remained high throughout the day, making the conditions even more challenging.
The other day, Dan made a wish for bigger gears - today his wish came true. Retaining his regular 55 front chainring - to ensure he didn't spin out on the flat - the proverbial dinner plate was added at the rear - a 32 sprocket complete with long-arm rear mech.
Dan finished the stage in the grupetto with the other sprinters, almost 40 minutes behind the stage winner Chris Froome.
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