'I had nothing to lose': Dan Martin relishing team leadership role after Tour stage win

Martin put in a powerful attack to win on the Mûr de Bretagne on stage six of the Tour de France

Dan Martin celebrates after winning stage six of the 2018 Tour de France (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Dan Martin had nothing to lose, so he shot free midway up the Mûr de Bretagne closing climb in Tour de France stage six and won, adding to his standing and his overall bid.

The UAE Team Emirates rider won the stage ahead of Pierre Latour (Ag2r La Mondiale) and Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team). Now, with time bonuses, he sits 21st at 1-27 minutes overall.

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