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First year pro. Dan Martin is in the lead of the Route du Sud after a superb ride through the Pyrenees. He explains how it happened.

If you?d put stage three of the Route du Sud in the Tour de France route this year, it wouldn?t have been out of place: after all the Tourmalet, the Val Louron, the Peyresourde and the final climb to Superbagneres are all major ascents in anybody?s book. In fact, Scottish climbing legend Robert Millar won a stage of the Tour finishing in Superbagneres.

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