Tour de France: Geraint Thomas turns up the heat on Froome after stage six

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• Welshman slips past Sky teammate on stage six of Tour
• Irish UAE-Team Emirates’ Dan Martin holds off Pierre Latour

Geraint Thomas slipped ahead of his teammate Chris Froome at the finish to stage six of the Tour de France as Ireland’s Dan Martin, one of the contenders for a top-three finish in Paris, took his first victory since 2013.

Martin, sixth overall in last year’s Tour and second on the Mûr de Bretagne climb in the 2015 Tour, attacked in the final kilometre of the stage, in response to earlier moves from Julian Alaphilippe of France and Richie Porte of Australia, and held off a last-ditch pursuit from Pierre Latour, a team-mate of Romain Bardet, third overall in the 2017 Tour.

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Written by Jeremy Whittle in Mûr-de-Bretagne
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jul/12/tour-de-france-stage-six-report-dan-martin-mur-de-bretagne under the title “Tour de France: Geraint Thomas turns up the heat on Froome after stage six”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.