Tour de France: Dylan Teuns misheard radio, thought he had larger gap that helped him win stage eight

The Belgian was part of a large breakaway before attacking in the race's first Alpine stage

Dylan Teuns
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Dylan Teuns thought he had a much larger advantage on the final descent of stage eight in the 2021 Tour de France, giving him false confidence that ultimately proved to work in his favour.

The Bahrain-Victorious rider won an epic stage in this edition's first trip into the high mountains, attacking on the penultimate climb and then holding a solo lead all the way to the finish in Le Grand-Bornand, winning by 44 seconds from Ion Izagirre.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.