Dylan Teuns remained in the breakaway once it formed gradually capturing up to and dropping other riders such as Michael Woods to maintain a minute long lead over Pogacar in the descent to the surface at around 78 km per hour.
Teuns crossed it with a gesture to his late grandfather who died a number of weeks before the Tour.
Tadej Pogacar reclaims the yellow jersey he won in 2020.
Tadej Pogacar steadily powered past other riders on the climbs prior to dealing with Woods and Ion Izaguirre Insausti to cross the finish line having acquired adequate time to grab the yellow jersey.
Mathieu van der Poel who held on to the yellow jersey given that Stage 2 managed to get into the breakaway to attempt to defend it however needed to relinquish it as he hit his limitation and could not keep up.
He crossed the goal about 20 minutes behind Pogacar and is now 22nd on general time simply ahead of Julian Alaphilippe.
Trip de France Stage 8 shakes up the overall race lead standings.
Wout Van Aert who was only 30 seconds behind van der Poel also lost time dropping behind Pogacar on the phase by about 5 minutes but is 1 minute 48 seconds behind in second location for the overall race lead.
Alexey Lutsenko and Rigoberto Uran have gone up into the 3rd and 4th location in general at 4 minutes 38 seconds and 4 minutes 46 seconds respectively.
Pogacar is no complete stranger to yellow having actually won last years Tour de France and also leads the finest young riders category.
Wouter Poels leads the King of the Mountains classification and also got the most combative title for the stage.
Group UAE Emirates Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia uses the leader yellow jersey on podium after 8th phase of the 108th edition of the Tour de France biking race, 150 km in between Oyonnax and Le Grand-Bornand, on July 03, 2021. (Photo by Philippe LOPEZ/ AFP) (Photo by PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP by means of Getty Images).
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Dylan Teuns won Stage 8 at the 108th Tour de France in the mountains as Tadej Pogacar recovered time and left other contenders behind to take the total race lead and yellow jersey.
Tadej Pogacar managed to reclaim time and gain minutes on other general race lead competitors, to take the yellow jersey as Dylan Teuns took win for the stage from Oyonnax to Le Grand-Bornand.