Tour de France 2018: Dan Martin has just won stage six in Mur de Bretagne, France after a brutal and intense attack in an uphill route after many of the riders lost crucial time.
The Team UAE Emirates cyclist was able to ride solo after jumping away from the main pack on the final kilometre of the route beating Pierre Latour by only one second and Valverde by only three.
On the other hand, the yellow jersey holder, Greg van Avermaet, was barely able to retain first position on the overall during a 2km-long climb.
Italian Vincenzo Nibali, Britain’s Geraint Thomas and also Australian Richie Porte, were able to cross the finish line only three seconds behind while four-time Tour de France winner and defending champion Britain’s Chris Froome, was only five seconds back.
— @UAE-TeamEmirates (@TeamUAEAbuDhabi) July 12, 2018
Tour de France: Stage six results
Daniel Martin (Ire/UAE Team Emirates) – 4hrs 13mins 43secs
Pierre Latour (Fra/AG2R La Mondiale) +1 secs
Alejandro Valverde (Spa/Movistar) +3 secs
Julian Alaphilippe (Fra/Quick-Step Floors) same
Rafal Majka (Pol/Bora – Hansgrohe)
Adam Yates (Gbr/Mitchelton – Scott)
Bauke Mollema (Ned/Trek – Segafredo)
Peter Sagan (Svk/Bora – Hansgrohe)
Geraint Thomas (Gbr/Team Sky)
Primoz Roglic (Slo/LottoNL – Jumbo)
General classification so far
Greg van Avermaet (Bel/BMC Racing) – 13hrs 33mins 56secs
Geraint Thomas (GB/Team Sky) +3secs
Tejay van Garderen (US/BMC Racing) +5secs
Julian Alaphilippe (Fra/Quick-Step Floors) +6secs
Philippe Gilbert (Bel/Quick-Step Floors) +12secs
Bob Jungels (Lux/Quick-Step Floors) +18secs
Rigoberto Uran (Col/EF Education First) +37secs
Alejandro Valverde (Spa/Movistar) +51secs
Rafal Majka (Pol/Bora – Hansgrohe) +52secs
Jakob Fuglsang (Den/Astana) +53secs
Wow. Speechless. Thank you pic.twitter.com/wdlzs4Ueif
— Dan Martin (@DanMartin86) July 12, 2018