Dan Martin: Every second counts at the Tour de France

Dan Martin (Quick-Step Floors) wheeled across the Tour de France stage 15 finish line in Le Puy-en-Velay and rode straight into a playful provocation. At the end of a demanding 189 kilometres in the Massif Central, run off at over 41kph, the Irishman managed to jump clear of the yellow jersey group and snaffle back 14 seconds on his general classification rivals, rising a place to fifth overall in the process.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.