MUR DE BRETAGNE, France — Daniel Martin won an uphill finish to claim Stage 6 of the Tour de France on Thursday, while Greg Van Avermaet kept the overall lead for a third consecutive day.
Defending champion Chris Froome crossed eight seconds after Martin in 18th.
Martin broke away on the straight two-kilometre ascent of the Mur de Bretagne, winning the 181-kilometre (112-mile) leg that started in the western port city of Brest in over four hours.
Van Avermaet, a support rider for title hopeful Richie Porte, has held the yellow jersey since BMC won the team time trial on Stage 3.
Friday’s flat 231-kilometre leg from Fougeres to Chartes is the longest stage of this Tour.
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