Dan Martin

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In today’s edition of the Rocacorba news digest: Modolo takes final stage of Tour of Beijing as Gilbert triumphs overall; Important career success for Gilbert in Tour of Beijing; Movistar hails most successful season ever, secures individual and team victory in WorldTour; Report: Ag2r La Mondiale team earns nearly tenfold publicity return for main sponsor

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Il Lombardia winner Martin on odds for Beijing success: ‘hopefully we’re in a much stronger position’

Fourth overall in 2012, runner-up last year and starting the race after winning last Sunday’s Il Lombardia, Dan Martin is probably the hottest favourite for the Tour of Beijing. The Garmin-Sharp rider has come into the race in strong form and will draw on both his climbing ability and also his past experience in the […]

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Good morning and welcome to your Rocacorba Daily news digest. In today’s headlines: Dan Martin turns around season with Il Lombardia Classic win; Bevin wins Tour of Tasmania; Evans ends European career at Il Lombardia; Kwiatowski debuts rainbow jersey; Alonso cycling project has not applied for WorldTour licence; The week in bike; and Rabobank-Liv girls […]

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Dan Martin turns around season with Il Lombardia Classic win

Attacking from the back of the select lead group, catching the other riders off guard and then using his speed to hold them off, Dan Martin turned around what had been a very frustrating season when he grabbed victory in Il Lombardia on Sunday. The Garmin-Sharp rider was one of nine riders who pushed ahead […]

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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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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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