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Daniel Martin wins Criterium du Dauphiné stage 5
8 June 2018
Daniel Martin wins Criterium du Dauphiné stage 5

First success of the season for the Irish rider of the UAE Team Emirates.

Climbs, high level rivals and a difficult course: ingredients that wet the appetite for Daniel Martin. He conquered the 5th stage of the Criterium du Dauphiné, 130,5 km with the summit finish in Valmorel. He won by 4″ on Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) and 15″ on Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott). It marks his first success of 2018 after finishing second in the stage yesterday. The day was marked with a early escape over the first climb. In the nine men move was Edward Ravasi. The young Italian climber maintained his position at the head of the race until the final climb, being caught at 6 km to go. After an attack by Adam Yates, Daniel Martin, atop on his Colnago bike fully equipped Campagnolo, made his move at 3,5 km remaining. He now sits 14th overall ar 2’26” from the new leader Thomas.

 

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