Search DubaiPRNetwork.com

Home >> Entertainment

Martin on a Mission as He Claims Sixth Spot for UAE Team Emirates in Stage Five of the Tour

Martin on a Mission as He Claims Sixth Spot for UAE Team Emirates in Stage Five of the Tour

Thursday, July 12, 2018/ Editor -  

Share

Home >> Entertainment
Dubai, UAE, July 12, 2018:  Today UAE Team Emirates took on a race of two halves as they tackled Stage five of the Tour – a 204.5km course from Lorient to Quimper that began as a pan flat coastal course, before heading inland towards a series of short and tough climbs on highly technical Breton roads, which suited Dan Martin’s style of riding. 
 
Once again, the team worked well within the peloton, protecting Martin and avoiding a number of crashes along the route. As the race unfolded the terrain began to favour the figure of Dan Martin who came to the front of the pack and – in the last few kilometres – started to up his tempo, going toe-to-toe with the Tour’s fast men. The final run in took the riders into an uphill sprint which Martin contested well, narrowly missing out on fifth place. The stage was won by Peter Sagan (BORA hansgrohe).
 
The team’s sprinter Alexander Kristoff also held his position well in the early part of the race and, as the pack neared the Roudouallec intermediate sprint at the 92.5km mark, he pressed forward to cross the line 10th and take an addition 6 bonus points, which keeps him in third position in the green jersey standings.
 
Commenting on today’s result, Martin said: “I had a good feeling all day and in the last kilometre I thought I might have a chance, but the legs just weren’t there for a big sprint because I’ve been training for the mountains. That said, I was really happy to be in the front with those guys and when we slowed down with 400m to go I considered jumping, but because of the corners it would have been impossible to get ahead. The team did a great job of protecting me all day which meant I’ve saved a lot of energy and will be fresher as the week goes on. Overall I am happy to get this result under my belt in the Tour and it’s a nice little opener for tomorrow.“
 
Stage 6 will be another hilly day in the saddle, as the team rides 181km from Brest to a summit finish at Mur de Bretagne. Along the way they will face three additional categorized climbs including Mur de Bretagne which they pass over once, less than 16km before returning to power up it towards the finishing line.  Just like yesterday’s stage, the final run in will suit the punchy riders who can both climb and contest a sprint in the last few hundred meters.  
 
Stage Five Results
1. Peter Sagan (Slo) – BORA – hansgrohe 4:48:06
2. Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) – Bahrain Merida “
3. Phillipe Gilbert (Bel) – Quick-Step Floors “
6. Dan Martin (Ire) – UAE Team Emirates “
 
General Classification Standings
1. Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) – BMC Racing Team 18:22:00
2. Teejay Van Garderen (USA) – BMC Racing Team +0:02
3. Phillipe Gilbert (Bel) – Quick-Step Floors +0:03
24. Dan Martin (Ire) – UAE Team Emirates +1:40

Previous in Entertainment

Next in Entertainment


Home >> Entertainment Section

Latest Press Release

Etihad Airways Travel Advice for 2018 Winter Holidays

DKNY Launches (Limited Edition) Holiday 2018 Collection

Enjoy 11 exciting new street entertainment shows at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai

New maritime law seen as key initiative to boost UAE's sea trade

Cautious Optimism Extends into 2019 Airlines Heading for A Decade in the Black

IATA Launches Platform Enabling Airlines to Share Turbulence Data

Over 80 developers showcase top projects at Indian Property Show in Dubai

How the world searched for 2018

Emiratisation Efforts Stepped Up in Support of New Tourism Vision 2025

Emirates takes delivery of its last Boeing 777-300ER aircraft

du announces availability of eSIM on iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR

Leading Emirati business leader shares insights of her momentous life

Model of the Year Takes Camo to Catwalk Level

Superstar Indian musical duo Vishal-Shekhar to take the stage at BOLLYWOOD PARKS ...

CITIZEN's “#MyBetterStartsNow” campaign seeks out UAE's inspired and driven indi ...

Fine hosts visually-impaired mountaineering hero Erik Weihenmayer

Data analytics and cyber security will be key to improving aviation safety

Oman UAE Exchange Launches Online Money Transfer Service

Bawabat Al Sharq Mall is all set to welcome an exciting festive season with 'Wi ...

UAE students win top awards at international math competition in Malaysia