Tour de France 2011: Stage eight preview
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Date: Saturday, July 9 2011
From/to: Aigurande to Super-Besse Sancy
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Polka dot 3/5
After yesterday's pancake-like parcours, climbs a plenty await the riders on stage eight, as the race reaches the Massif Central.
Preceding the finish at the top of the third-category ski resort of Super Besse are two fourth category climbs and the second-cat Col de la Croix Saint-Robert.
The 11km drag into the finish shouldn't pose any problems for the GC contenders, who could decide to save themselves for the fast-approaching Pyrenean peaks.
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