Michal Kwiatkowski praises 'incredible' Tony Martin after Tour de France effort

Michal Kwiatkowski thanks Omega Pharma-QuickStep team-mate Tony Martin for towing him through the mountains on stage 10

Tony Martin and Michal Kwiatkowski on stage ten of the 2014 Tour de France

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Michal Kwiatkowski highly praised the selfless effort of Omega Pharma-Quick Step team-mate Tony Martin after his sacrificial assistance at the Tour de France yesterday.

Martin started the 10th stage in the polka dot jersey following a gusty solo victory the day prior but did not contest the intermediate primes in the mountainous 161km run to La Planche des Belles Filles.

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Sophie Smith is an Australian journalist, broadcaster and author of Pain & Privilege: Inside Le Tour. She follows the WorldTour circuit, working for British, Australian and US press, and has covered 10 Tours de France.