Stage 4 of the Tour de France provided another pulsating day of racing, with Tony Martin winning the stage and taking the overall race lead from Chris Froome (Team Sky) after an action-packed day on the cobbles.
The German came back from a late mechanical and was forced to ride a teammate’s bike before attacking the remnants of the field inside the final few kilometres. After three days of near misses, Martin finally had the win his efforts deserved.
After the stage, Cyclingnews caught up with both Martin, Froome and Team Sky manager Dave Brailsford about the day's events.
As for the rest of the GC contenders, Vincenzo Nibali and Froome looked the strongest, with Alberto Contador and Nairo Quintana able to hang on.