Tour De France: Dan Martin Wins Stage 6 In Style

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Ireland’s Dan Martin of UAE Team Emirates has put on a spectacular and powerful display to win Stage 6 of Tour de France in Brittany. Racing AG2R-La Mondiale rider Pierre Latour to the line in a challenging uphill sprint, Martin scored his second stage win in five years with Greg Van Avermaet of BMC Racing Team retaining the yellow jersey.  

170 riders started stage 6 in Brest with five going clear right after flag dropped including young New Zealander Dion Smith (Wanty-Groupe Gobert. Dion, for part of the race, was virtual leader on the road. If - and it was a big if - imagine the celebrations if the young Kiwi made it to yellow.

Quick Step Throw The Gauntlet 

Quick Step worked hard to successfully split the chase group and savoured the crosswinds to force open echelons. Caught out, Nairo Quintana, Vincenzo Nibali, Ilnur Zakarin, Jakob Fuglsang and Dan Martin made it back as Astana and later Movistar were forced to chase hard.  

Dan Martin on the podium after Stage 6 of the Tour. Image:Sirotti

Bad Luck For Dumoulin And Bardet

The action continued throughout the stage with Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) and Romain Bardet (AG2R-La Mondiale) suffering mechanicals in the final 5km. The Frenchman made it across but not the Dutchman.

Ultimate victor Dan Martin made his final assault with 1.2km to go, following an acceleration by Richie Porte of BMC Racing Team. Pierre Latour (AG2R-La Mondiale) countered but failed to catch the Irishman while Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) settled for third.

Tour De France Stage 6 Top 10


Daniel Martin  UAE Team Emirates




Pierre Latour AG2R La Mondiale




Alejandro Valverde  Movistar Team




Julian Alaphilippe  Quick-Step Floors




Rafal Majka Bora-Hansgrohe




Adam Yates Mitchelton-Scott




Bauke Mollema Trek-Segafredo




Peter Sagan Bora-Hansgrohe




Geraint Thomas Team Sky




Primoz Roglic  LottoNL-Jumbo



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