Martin poised for final Tour of Med stage

dan martin tour of the med stage 5

Ireland's Dan Martin (Garmin-Slipstream) held on to his fourth position overall in the Tour of the Mediterranean during today's lumpy 160km fifth stage from Brignoles to Marseille.

Tomorrow's final stage finishes atop Mont Faron, which could play into the hands of Martin, a very strong climber. If Martin's Garmin-Slipstream squad can again keep the attacks reined in, the Irish rider could strike at the last to put some time into his rivals.

Today's fifth stage was won by Yauheni Hutarovich (Francaise des Jeux) in a sprint showdown. There was no change to the leaderboard, with Spaniard Luis Sanchez (Caisse d'Epargne) still in pole position.

TOUR OF THE MEDITERRANEAN STAGE FIVE: RESULTS
1. Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Francaise des Jeux

2. Robert Hunter (RSA) Barloworld

3. Giuseppe Palumbo (Ita) Acqua & Sapone

OVERALL CLASSIFICATION AFTER STAGE FIVE
1. Luis Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 7-32-08

2. Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne at 13sec

3. Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Francaise des Jeux at 36sec

4. Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Slipstream at 50sec

5. Danny Pate (USA) Garmin-Slipstream at 1-13

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David Millar with Steve Cummings (left) just behind, keeping a watchful eye

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Bradley Wiggins

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Yauheni Hutarovich edges ahead of Robbie Hunter to take the stage win

RELATED LINKS

Martin in a great position at the Tour of the Med

Hunter wins at Tour of the Med

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Brits shine in Med team time trial

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Nigel Wynn
Nigel Wynn

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, n exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.