It’s been an exciting week in the 2016 Tour de France. Let’s take a look at who’s on top heading into stage eight.
The British have plenty of reason to celebrate heading into the next stage of the Tour de France. Mark Cavendish has won three stages so far, and rising star Steve Cummings just took first place in stage seven. Let’s take a look at the top cyclists moving forward.
Britian’s Mark Cavendish has been the breakthrough athlete in the 2016 Tour de France so far. He started the race of with a bang, closing out stage one in first place. He followed that win with another first place standing in stage three, and made UK gambling news with a hat trick in stage six.
Cavendish has been one of Britain’s top cyclists for years. Some of his accomplishments include victories in the 2009 Milan-San Remo Classic, 2010 Vuelta a Espana, and 2013 Giro d’Italia. He is the current leader in points classification for the Tour de France (green jersey), and will look to continue to lead Team Dimension Data to victory.
Greg Van Avermaet
Greg Van Avermaet is the current leader in the Tour de France’s general classification. He is currently sporting the gold jersey with a total time of 30h 18’ 38”. The Belgian cyclist is also ranked second in Mountains Classification.
For a time, Van Aermaet was the UCI #1 cyclist in the world. He is a current member of the BMC Racing Team, who are the leaders in team classification. If team BMC can continue to race how they have been, they have a great shot at winning the Tour.
Thomas de Gendt
The leader of the Mountains Classification is another Belgian, Thomas de Gendt. The 29 year old has been a vital asset to his team with 13 points in the Mountains. De gent has been sporting the pink polka-dot jersey since stage 5, and will try holding on to it as another mountain stage approaches in stage eight.
Thomas de Gendt is a member of team lotto-soudal, who are currently outside the top 10 in team classification. There is still a lot of race to be covered, and the team standings are likely to change in the coming days.
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