Race report from Johnny Weltz:
Today was the first serious mountain stage in the race. We had most of our guys on a plan just to get though while Dan Martin was our card today.
The whole day he felt very good but once we hit the last climb he got into difficulty and had a hard time keeping up with the best.
It was a really tough climb and he got better mid-way, but didn’t manage to get close enough to the front again and finished at four minutes.
He’s hoping for better tomorrow.
More photos from the Critérium du Dauphiné:
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