Martin wins stage four of the Tour The 223 km long stage starts in Seraing and passes through 13 km of cobbles before the finish in Cambrai. Martin wins after a solo attack three km from the finish line. Martin also gets to wear the yellow jersey for the first time in his life, after narrowly missing out on the three first stages.
Tony Martin (OPQA) wins stage 20 with a time of 1:06:21. The second place rider is Tom Dumoulin (Giant), and Jan Barta (NetApp) takes third place. The course begins in Bergerac and ends in Perigueux, a distance of 33.6 miles (54 km). Martin says:
I felt quite good actually. I thought I was more tired. I managed to keep a good tempo from start to finish, I didn’t falter, I’m glad about my performance. It’s true I knew the course well and I had to wait for two weeks to get there. Luckily I had won a stage already so it eased the pressure
The stage nine route spans from Gérardmer to Mulhouse, 105.6 miles (170 km). Martin (OPQS) wins the stage with a time of 4:09:34. Fabian Cancellara (Trek) came in second place just ahead of Greg Van Avermaet (BMC).