Tour de France: Martin bounces back from disappointment to finally take yellow

Just when it looked like the yellow jersey would slip through Tony Martin’s fingers for the fourth time in as many days the Etixx-QuickStep rider managed to pull something special out of the bag. A puncture on the penultimate sector of cobbles looked like it had finally put paid to any ambition Martin still held of taking yellow. However, the big German, normally known for his time trial skills, utilised his supreme power to jump clear with just over three kilometres remaining and take yellow and the stage win.

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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.