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96th Tour de France - GT

France, July 4-26, 2009

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Stage 8 - Saturday, July 11: Andorre-la-Vieille - Saint-Girons, 176km

p>The Pyrenean stages continue with a 176km-ride from the Principality of Andorra to Saint-Girons, back in France. Three climbs are on the menu: the Port d'Envalira (23.2km at 5,1 percent) early in the stage, the Col de Port (11.4 km at 5,5 percent) mid-way and the Col d'Agnès (12.4 km at 6,5 percent) some 44 clicks before the finish in the valley.

Overall contenders will be watchful over the breakaways, even if - or especially because - this is not a mountain top finish. At this point, the GC leader could also choose to give the yellow jersey to some other team to defend in order to spare some energy. In any case, stage 8 promises to be action-packed.

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