Unbelievable scenes as Ireland's Dan Martin wins Tour de France stage
Cycling's coming home.
Ireland's Dan Martin has won Tour de France Stage Six.
Three years after finishing second to Alexis Vuillermoz at Mûr-de-Bretagne, the UAE Team Emirates rider won the queen stage of Brittany ahead of another AG2R-La Mondiale, Pierre Latour, to score his second Tour de France stage win five years.
— Pedro (@Pedriove) July 12, 2018
170 riders started Stage 6 but it was Martin who triumphed despite taking an almighty gamble to sprint for the front.
He had accelerated from 19 to 30km/h on a 10 per cent gradient and he went for it with a kilometre to go to the finish line.
— letourdata (@letourdata) July 12, 2018
After the race, Martin admitted that he had gone for it a bit early but it was a risk he felt that was worth taking.
Dream big and dare to fail.
— Tour de France™ (@LeTour) July 12, 2018
Tour de France Stage 6 results
1. Dan Martin
2. Pierre Latour
3. Alejandro Valverde
4. Julian Alaphilippe
5. Rafal Majka