Oh, Switzerland — the wonderful vineyards, the Tuscan roads, and. . . oh, wait. I’ve mistaken Switzerland for Italy again, haven’t I? Well, it doesn’t really matter where the race is, right? I mean, most riders can’t tell you where they are the morning of the race. What is important to know is that Mr. Magnificent, Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma), won stage 8 of the Tour de France decked out in green. Michael Matthews of BikeExchange-Jayco took second place (again) and man-crush Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) delighted us once more with his antics, placing third.
The general classification remained largely unchanged with Pog snatching an additional four bonus seconds at the line. His competitors really ought to do something about him.