Six amazing breakaways (videos)

Who doesn't love a good breakaway? Here at Cycling Weekly, we've put together six of our favourites

Tony Martin escapes on stage six of the 2013 Tour of Spain (Photo: Graham Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Mark Cavendish, Robbie McEwen and Djamolidine Abdoujaparov might disagree, but there's nothing quite like a good breakaway. Pete Kennaugh took his moment in the sun after an opportunistic effort on the opening day of the Critérium du Dauphiné, Romain Bardet followed suit, and then Vincenzo Nibali took advantage of his own five-man escape on stage six to work his way into the overall race lead.

All of which came on the back of a Giro d'Italia which had been chock-full of breaks, topped off by a surprise final-stage win for Iljo Keisse (more of whom later).

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Jack Elton-Walters hails from the Isle of Wight, and would be quick to tell anyone that it's his favourite place to ride. He has covered a varied range of topics for Cycling Weekly, producing articles focusing on tech, professional racing and cycling culture. He moved on to work for Cyclist Magazine in 2017 where he stayed for four years until going freelance. He now returns to Cycling Weekly from time-to-time to cover racing, review cycling gear and write longer features for print and online.