Adam Yates clings to Tour de France 2020 yellow jersey after mesmerising stage eight

A huge mountain test saw countless attacks from the GC contenders, but Yates fights on

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Adam Yates was relentless in his defence of the yellow jersey on stage eight of the Tour de France 2020, after a breathless day of mountain racing.

Nans Peters (AG2R La Mondiale) scored an outstanding solo stage victory from a 13-rider breakaway, however the real drama unfolded in the GC group behind with none of the yellow jersey contenders able to overcome the minimal time gaps at the top of the overall standings.

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.