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Tour de France: Martin takes stage six win after a brutal attack

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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.


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


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