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Stage 8 of the Tour de France airs Saturday

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Stage 8 of the Tour de France airs this Saturday morning at 7:00 am CT July 6th and features the first and highest mountains of the event!

NBC has exclusive U.S. television coverage of the world’s most intense and grueling cycling race. A solid third place for Team Sky in the team time trial in Nice saw Chris Froome move up to seventh overall, with the Briton ahead of all of the other main contenders for the Tour de France for the first time in the race, albeit by minimal margins.

Victory went for a second day running to Australian squad Orica-GreenEdge, with stage three winner Simon Gerrans moving into yellow, a position which Gerrans, a gifted all-rounder, is all but certain to hold until the race’s first incursion into the high Pyrenee mountains on Saturday.