MARTIN MOVES AHEAD IN ROUTE DU SUD

Dan Martin (Slipstream) is set to win the Route du Sud stage race after an impressive ride in the Pyrenees by the 21-year old first year professional from Birmingham.

Martin finished third on the stage behind Przemyslaw Niemec (Miche) and Julien Loubet (Ag2r) but rode a perfect tactical race to take the race lead from Noan Lelange.

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