Dan Martin to fight on at Tour de France despite Alpe d'Huez time loss

It could have been better, and it could have been worse. So it goes. Dan Martin's longstanding mantra of treating the entirety of the Tour de France as a succession of one-day races meant that he was never going to dwell too long on the 1:45 he conceded to Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) on Alpe d'Huez on stage 12 on Thursday.

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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.