With over 4400m of climbing, stage 13 in the Massif Central was full-on drama. EF Pro Cycling's Dani Martinez made a huge impression by winning the brutal stage ended at the steep Puy Mary. For the underdogs EF Pro Cycling it was a great day. Martinez's stage win was due as it was three long years since Rigo Uran's stage victory in 2017.
"The team strategy was actually to support Rigoberto Uran until the very end but the circumstances changed early on. I saw that I had good legs and I saw a possibility to get into the breakaway and look for the stage victory.
We are living a great moment in Colombian cycling. We have four riders in the top ten of the GC which is the most of any country in history, and everyone has a chance to contend for the win. There are many hard stages ahead and I, for one, will support Rigoberto Uran fully who is in great shape at the moment."
- Dani Martinez
" It's so, so rare a rider is able to win from a 2-against-1 situation like that, and the face that he did it is unreal and shows not only his talent, but also his moxie. You can't teach that stuff. He's just got it. I'm happy for Dani and I'm so happy for our entire team, working the race and at home. This thing ain't over yet."
- Jonathan Vaughters, CEO