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France's Pinot wins Tour's Stage 8

July 8, 2012 at 12:55 PM

PORRENTRUY, Switzerland, July 8 (UPI) -- France's Thibaut Pinot claimed Stage 8 of the 2012 Tour de France Sunday while Bradley Wiggins retained the yellow jersey indicative of the overall lead.

Pinot of the FDJ-BigMat team steadily moved up from the back of the field and grabbed the lead 550 yards before the top of the final of seven climbs along the 97-mile trek from Belfort to Porrentruy in Switzerland.

He held off Jurgen van den Broeck and defending champion Cadel Evans for the stage victory, clocking in with a time of 3 hours, 56 minutes and 10 seconds.

Australia's Evans claimed second place, just ahead of Britain's Wiggins, 26 seconds behind Pinot.

Wiggins hung onto a 10-second lead over Evans in the race for the overall championship.

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