Dan Martin: Gaining time 'a bonus' as Irishman continues to suffer from injury at Tour de France

Martin now 1-32 off yellow after late attack

Simon Yates and Dan Martin sprint for the line on stage 13 of the Tour de France

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Irishman Dan Martin (Quick-Step Floors) enjoyed taking "bonus" time on his general classification rivals in Foix after struggling with injury through the Pyrenees.

Martin entered the Tour’s third mountain range hoping merely to defend his position and not lose time as he was still feeling the effect of a high-speed crash last weekend when Richie Porte (BMC Racing) lost control and inadvertently took Martin down with him. Instead after two stages through France’s southern mountains he has gone from being 1-44 off the yellow jersey to 1-32.

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