Dan Martin eyes Criterium du Dauphine podium after another aggressive display

Dan Martin (UAE Team Emirates)

Dan Martin ( UAE Team Emirates ) was slumped in 45th place overall at the Critérium du Dauphiné before the mountains came into focus, but after three stages in which he has graced every step of the podium, he’s now setting his sights on the final podium itself. It would be his third in as many years. This year's Critérium du Dauphiné has been dominated by Team Sky , Martin, for the third day in a row, was the rider who broke the mold and kicked off hostilities on the final climb to La Rosière during stage 6 on Saturday. He linked up with teammate Valerio Conti, who’d been in the break, and even if the duo couldn’t make that move stick, Martin nevertheless then rode away from much of the field in the company of race leader Geraint Thomas , Romain Bardet, and Adam Yates. Up front Pello Bilbao ...

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