Stage 8  : August 26, 2017  Hellin - Xorret de Cati                                   199.5 km
            
             1 Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step Floors                                     4.37.55
             2 Jan Polanc (Slo) UAE Team Emirates                                                0.02
             3 Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe                                                      
             4 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension Data                                                0.26
             5 Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team                                               0.28
             6 Michel Kreder (Ned) Aqua Blue Sport                                               0.32
             7 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal                                                     
             8 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Soudal                                                 0.34
             9 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha-Alpecin                                     0.37
            10 Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe                                             1.04
            
            
           Changes in GC, stage 8 compared to stage 7 :
            
           Biggest gainers by position :
                 +40   Michel Kreder 
                 +38   Jesus Hernandez Blazquez 
                 +36   Loic Vliegen 
                 +35   Domen Novak 
                 +34   Julian Alaphilippe 
                 +33   Brendan Canty 
                 +31   Przemyslaw Niemiec 
                 +29   Serge Pauwels 
                 +26   Stefan Denifl 
                 +26   Laurens De Vreese 
            
           Biggest losers by position :
                 -30   Matvey Mamykin 
                 -23   Adam Hansen 
                 -21   Christian Knees 
                 -21   Patrick Konrad 
                 -19   Alexis Gougeard 
                 -19   Antonio Pedrero 
                 -19   Floris De Tier 
                 -18   Alexandre Geniez 
                 -18   Anthony Perez 
                 -18   Jack Haig 
                 -18   Ruben Fernandez 
            
           Biggest gainers by time :
               +1:37   Julian Alaphilippe 
               +1:31   Jan Polanc 
               +1:29   Rafal Majka 
               +1:04   Serge Pauwels 
               +0:59   Nelson Oliveira 
               +0:55   Michel Kreder 
               +0:55   Maxime Monfort 
               +0:53   Bart De Clercq 
               +0:50   Alberto Losada Alguacil 
               +0:25   Emanuel Buchmann 
            
           Biggest losers by time :
              -21:10   Matvey Mamykin 
              -20:06   Federico Zurlo 
              -19:05   Anthony Perez 
              -19:05   Conor Dunne 
              -19:05   Kenneth Van Bilsen 
              -19:05   Patrick Konrad 
              -19:00   Aaron Gate 
              -19:00   Adam Blythe 
              -19:00   Adam Hansen 
              -19:00   Christian Knees 
              -19:00   Ian Stannard 
            
           Favourites by position :
                 +12   Rafal Majka 
                  +7   Alberto Contador Velasco 
                  +4   Romain Bardet 
                  +3   Domenico Pozzovivo 
                  +2   Ilnur Zakarin 
                  +2   Fabio Aru 
                  +1   Vincenzo Nibali 
                  +1   Louis Meintjes 
                  +1   Adam Yates 
                  -1   George Bennett 
                  -3   Simon Yates 
            
           Favourites by time :
               +1:29   Rafal Majka 
               -0:17   Vincenzo Nibali 
               -0:17   Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio 
               -0:17   Ilnur Zakarin 
               -0:17   Fabio Aru 
               -0:28   Louis Meintjes 
               -0:28   Adam Yates 
               -1:08   Steven Kruijswijk 
               -1:08   Simon Yates 
               -1:21   Romain Bardet 
               -1:21   Domenico Pozzovivo 
               -6:22   Bob Jungels 
              -16:50   George Bennett 
            
           Top 10 and favourites GC standings (previous stage in parens) :
                   1  Christopher Froome                    32:26:13         (unchanged)
                   2  Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio                0:28         (was 2nd at 0:11)
                   3  Nicolas Roche                             0:41         (was 3rd at 0:13)
                   4  Vincenzo Nibali                           0:53         (was 5th at 0:36)
                   5  Tejay van Garderen                        0:58         (was 4th at 0:30)
                   6  Fabio Aru                                 1:06         (was 8th at 0:49)
                   7  David de la Cruz                          1:08         (was 6th at 0:40)
                   8  Adam Yates                                1:18         (was 9th at 0:50)
                   9  Michael Woods                             1:41         (was 10th at 1:13)
                  10  Ilnur Zakarin                             1:57         (was 12th at 1:40)
                   .....
                  14  Simon Yates                               2:34         (was 11th at 1:26)
                   .....
                  17  Alberto Contador Velasco                  3:10         (was 24th at 3:10)
                   .....
                  19  Louis Meintjes                            3:23         (was 20th at 2:55)
                   .....
                  21  Steven Kruijswijk                         4:07         (was 21st at 2:59)
                   .....
                  28  Romain Bardet                             9:24         (was 32nd at 8:03)
                   .....
                  33  Domenico Pozzovivo                       12:44         (was 36th at 11:23)
                   .....
                  36  Rafal Majka                              18:11         (was 48th at 19:40)
                   .....
                  49  Bob Jungels                              26:37         (was 49th at 20:15)
                   .....
                 153  George Bennett                         1:13:47         (was 152nd at 56:57)
            
           Top 10 on Points table with previous in parens:
                   1  Matteo Trentin                              49         (unchanged)
                   2  Pawel Poljanski                             44         (unchanged)
                   3  Matej Mohoric                               43         (unchanged)
                   4  Julian Alaphilippe                          34         (was 35th with 9 points)
                   5  Jan Polanc                                  32         (was 28th with 12 points)
                   6  Vincenzo Nibali                             31         (was 4th with 31 points)
                   7  Christopher Froome                          30         (was 6th with 28 points)
                   8  Alexey Lutsenko                             29         (was 5th with 29 points)
                   9  Edward Theuns                               28         (was 7th with 28 points)
                  10  Tomasz Marczynski                           27         (was 8th with 27 points)
            
           Top 10 on Mountains table with previous in parens:
                   1  Davide Villella                             38         (unchanged)
                   2  Thomas De Gendt                             17         (unchanged)
                   3  Darwin Atapuma                              12         (unchanged)
                   4  Lluis Guillermo Mas Bonet                   11         (unchanged)
                   5  Rafal Majka                                 10         (was 0 points)
                   6  Alexandre Geniez                            10         (was 5th with 10 points)
                   7  Alexey Lutsenko                              6         (was 6th with 6 points)
                   8  Julian Alaphilippe                           6         (was 0 points)
                   9  Christopher Froome                           5         (was 7th with 5 points)
                  10  Tomasz Marczynski                            5         (was 8th with 5 points)
            
           Retirements to date :                                      Stage
              Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe                       8 <<<
              Jesper Hansen (Den) Astana Pro Team                         8 <<<
              Lorrenzo Manzin (Fra) FDJ                                   8 <<<
              Sven Erik Bystrom (Nor) Katusha-Alpecin                     8 <<<
              Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Sunweb                            8 <<<
              Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Movistar Team           7
              Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits        7
              Lawrence Warbasse (USA) Aqua Blue Sport                     7
              Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin (Eri) Dimension Data             7
              Jose  Goncalves (Por) Katusha-Alpecin                       6
              Nicholas Dougall (RSA) Dimension Data                       6
              John Degenkolb (Ger) Trek-Segafredo                         5
              Youcef Reguigui (Alg) Dimension Data                        5
              Ben King (USA) Dimension Data                               3
              Marc Fournier (Fra) FDJ                                     3
              Anass Ait El Abdia (Mar) UAE Team Emirates                  2
              Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Bahrain-Merida                    2
              Michal Kolar (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe                           2
            Total retirements : 18