Dan Martin

Dan Martin on elite worlds road race: It is a great course because it is so open

Irish world championship contender Dan Martin has predicted a very dramatic and unpredictable finale to the elite road race championship in Ponferrada, saying that the nature of the parcours should keep things in suspense right until the end. “I think it is a great course because it is so open,” he told CyclingTips. “That is […]

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Dan Martin: ‘I know the final…that is definitely an advantage’

Given what happened to him earlier in the stage, Dan Martin’s performance on Sunday’s 15th leg of the Vuelta a España was a very commendable performance. The Garmin-Sharp rider had an unexpected crash on the ascent of the day’s first climb, the Puerto del Torno, when a rider moved across him and took out his […]

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Dan Martin on Vuelta’s points jersey: ‘I just have to be consistent in the hunt for stage wins’

Speaking after the end of stage seven of the Vuelta a España, Dan Martin didn’t realise he was still sitting fourth in the points classification. Once told he was, he sounded pleasantly surprised. Martin jumped clear inside the final kilometre of the stage and had a gap on the peloton behind by the line. He […]

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Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Matthews wins stage three of Vuelta a España, grabs overall lead; Caleb Ewan wins stage two of the Tour de l’Avenir; Martin metres from first win of season at Vuelta a España, pledges to try again; Froome 10th on stage three, Brailsford says he’s impressed […]

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Martin metres from first win of season at Vuelta a España, pledges to try again

Edged out inside the last 50 metres of stage three of the Vuelta a España by Michael Matthews, Garmin-Sharp rider Dan Martin has spoken of his near-miss, plus his intent to try again for another stage win as soon as possible. The Irish rider looked to be one of the strongest on the final climb […]

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Dan Martin ready for Vuelta: “I am in the best shape I have been in”

Second and third on stages and third overall in the Tour de l’Ain, Dan Martin believes he is in the perfect position heading into a major objective, the Vuelta a España. The Irish pro has had a complicated year, falling in the finale of Liège-Bastogne-Liège while in a position to win and then crashing out […]

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Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Bradley Wiggins wins UK national TT title, won’t race the Tour de France; Dan Martin confirms no Tour, will focus on Vuelta and worlds; Robert Gesink returns to racing after heart surgery; Katusha announces Tour de France squad; Sam Bennett disappointed to miss out on […]

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Dan Martin confirms no Tour, will focus on Vuelta and worlds

The 2013 stage winner Dan Martin has confirmed that he will miss this year’s Tour de France, electing to delay his return to stage racing after suffering a collarbone fracture in the Giro d’Italia. Although Martin has fully recovered from the shoulder issue which occurred when he crashed during the opening team time trial in […]

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Video: Martin to target national championships and worlds, says Tour selection ‘difficult’

Irish pro Dan Martin has conceded that it may be difficult to gain selection for this year’s Tour de France, stating that a limitation on how soon he can compete after his collarbone injury means he will miss the Tour de Suisse and thus be short of racing. Speaking to CyclingTips in recent days at […]

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Dan Martin back training after fracture: ‘I feel pretty good’

Three weeks after suffering the first fracture of his career, Dan Martin has clocked up several outdoor spins and is working towards a racing return that could potentially see him ride the Tour de France. The Irishman is tight-lipped about his chances of doing the race, saying that the Garmin-Sharp team will make its own […]

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