A group of five riders broke early on the 181km run from Brest to Mur-de-Bretagne and when the Quick Step team of stage contender Julian Alaphilippe suddenly accelerated on a plain, the peloton split into three with 100km remaining. He has a three-second lead over Briton Geraint Thomas of Team Sky and his BMC teammate Tejay Van Gardenan.
Speed demon: Richie Porte warms up in France. "I had really good legs and when I went my legs kept coming and coming", Martin said.
"I talked to everyone", Sagan said when asked how he passed the time after finishing third in the mass sprint which, with its uphill finish, suited him.
In a tense finish, Marin held off a late push from AG2R La Mondiale's Pierre Latour to cross the line alone, just ahead of the pack as the general classification hopefuls scrapped for seconds.
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It was Martin's second Tour stage win after his first in 2013. The Dutchman was seventh going into this stage only 13 seconds behind Van Avermaet but will now be a minute behind.
There were greater losses further back, with AG2R La Mondiale's Romain Bardet hit by problems on the short two-kilometre climb and Team Sunweb'sTom Dumoulin also distanced after suffering a mechanical problem with six kilometres left.
Dutchman Tom Dumoulin, the 2017 Giro d'Italia champion, suffered a puncture with five kilometres to go and ended the day 53 seconds behind the victor.
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The peloton set off amid good racing conditions for the longest stage on the race, with a finish line opposite the 800-year-old cathedral of Chartres, a UNESCO world heritage site.
"It's not the first time we have lost a rider on the Tour de France and it won't be the last time either, I guess".
The 2018 Tour de France turned east with a soporific stage, so lacking in action that it would have been welcomed by insomniacs.
A group of around 40 riders including Froome opened up a gap of over a minute, but Martin and the rest hustled back.
While this was bad news for the rider himself, his team and France's hopes of a first win since 1985, it was a boon to Bardet's rivals, as a Tour de France victor generally relies on the support of a full team.
Froome is trying to join Hinault, Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, and Miguel Indurain as the only riders to win the Tour five times.
This was the first summit finish of this Tour.
With a nervous day expected on Sunday's cobbled stage nine to Roubaix before the race even moves to the Alps, Thomas said it was too soon for anything to be decisive.
The Dutch cyclist, who rides for Team Lotto NL-Jumbo, clocked almost six hours over the 231-kilometer (143.5-mile) trek from Fougeres, home to the best-preserved and largest medieval fortress in Europe, to Chartres, site of a vast cathedral known for its stained-glass windows.
A photo shared on social media shows a road shut in the city centre, with the poster saying a tent was being erected on the road. He said he saw a paramedic putting on a chemical suit while another "was shouting at the man to stay put and stay on the floor".
Isner won the match, and now 14 years on here they both are on Centre Court, competing for a place in the Wimbledon final. Isner was representing the university of Georgia, while Anderson was at the university of IL .
By identifying the source of a high-energy neutrino, these researchers may be ushering in an entirely new era in astronomy. The IceCube detector is a massive device made by drilling 86 holes into the Antarctic ice that are each 2,500 meters deep.
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Ceramic remains and coal were also discovered in the temple, which scientists say could have been used for ritual activities. Archaeologists believe the temple was built between 1150 and 1200 and was dedicated to the Aztec rain god Tlaloc.
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