Tour de France: Guillaume Martin and Romain Bardet fall out of yellow jersey contention at Puy Mary

Guillaume Martin (Cofidis) has ridden strongly at the 2020 Tour de France – the fourth of his career – and goes into the race's first rest day in third place overall
Guillaume Martin (Cofidis) was third overall until stage 13 (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

The host nation’s Tour de France drought looks set to continue for at least another year after Guillaume Martin (Cofidis) and Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) were distanced by the yellow jersey group on the Col de Néronne in the finale on stage 13 to Puy Mary.

On a day when Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) added 38 seconds to his lead over Egan Bernal (Ineos) after attacking in the company of Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) on the steep final haul up Puy Mary, Martin and Bardet both conceded more than two minutes to the yellow jersey to slip out of the top ten overall.

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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.