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On stage 8 of the 2015 Tour de France, on the famous Mur de Bretagne climb, Dan Martin broke clear with roughly 600m to go and rode away to finish five seconds clear of a reduced peloton. The only problem for the Irishman was that Alexis Vuillermoz had finished five seconds earlier, having himself attacked a short time before Martin.
Three years on and Martin wasn’t going to let the same thing happen again. On Thursday’s stage 6 of the 2018 Tour, Martin struck out with 1.2km to go, into a headwind, and somehow managed to hold on for the victory. It was an emphatic performance from the 31-year-old who’s been off his best since joining UAE-Team Emirates at the start of the year. Talk about hitting your stride at the right time.
As ever, today’s great photos come to you today from the Grubers (Ashley & Jered), Kristof Ramon and Cor Vos. We hope you enjoy them!