Tour de France: Bad positioning spoils Dan Martin's chance at victory on Mûr-de-Bretagne

There was little that Dan Martin (Cannondale-Garmin) could do but watch Alexis Vuillermoz (AG2R-La Mondiale) sail away to the stage 8 victory on the Mûr-de-Bretagne at the Tour de France on Saturday. Martin discussed the finish with his directeur sportif Charly Wegelius, and said that he felt like he was dancing up the climb but that he had found himself trapped among the GC contenders.

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Born in Ireland to a cycling family and later moved to the Isle of Man, so there was no surprise when I got into the sport. Studied sports journalism at university before going on to do a Masters in sports broadcast. After university I spent three months interning at Eurosport, where I covered the Tour de France. In 2012 I started at Procycling Magazine, before becoming the deputy editor of Procycling Week. I then joined Cyclingnews, in December 2013.