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Tony Martin survives cobblestones to win Tour de France Stage 4

Tony Martin survives cobblestones to win Tour de France Stage 4

German rider Tony Martin won the fourth stage of the Tour de France to take the overall lead, while Chris Froome and his main rivals safely came through the treacherous cobblestones on Tuesday. Martin, one second behind Froome overall before the stage started, broke away from Froome's yellow jersey group some 3 kilometers (2 miles) from the end. Froome and others let him go, knowing that Martin is not a Tour contender. The 30-year-old Martin, a three-time world time trial champion who finished second behind Rohan Dennis in the opening stage's time trial, finally got the yellow jersey he craves and fell into the arms of his teammates once they had joined him over the line....

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