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Tour de France podcast episode 5: Tony Martin’s elation, Froome out of yellow but comfortable

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The Cyclingnews Tour de France Podcast

The Cyclingnews Tour de France Podcast
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Chris Froome follows Vincenzo Nibali during stage 4.

Chris Froome follows Vincenzo Nibali during stage 4. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Team Sky's Dave Brailsford during the rest day

Team Sky's Dave Brailsford during the rest day (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Yes! Tony Martin (Etixx-Quick Step) celebrates

Yes! Tony Martin (Etixx-Quick Step) celebrates (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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After coming close on the first three stages, Tony Martin took the yellow jersey on Tuesday.

After coming close on the first three stages, Tony Martin took the yellow jersey on Tuesday.

Stage 4 of the Tour de France provided another pulsating day of racing, with Tony Martin winning the stage and taking the overall race lead from Chris Froome (Team Sky) after an action-packed day on the cobbles.

The German came back from a late mechanical and was forced to ride a teammate’s bike before attacking the remnants of the field inside the final few kilometres. After three days of near misses, Martin finally had the win his efforts deserved.

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