Dan Martin discussion thread

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Jan 13, 2014
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the 2nd last rider (Koldo Fernandez?) tried to bunny hop Martin, big mistake... he falls even harder
 
Mar 25, 2013
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He probably might be back for the Tour but how fit he will be, is another matter altogether. It's messed up his calendar massively and he could even end up doing the Vuelta after the Tour.
 
Aug 16, 2011
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I had big hopes for Dan heading into this race. He showed in Ardennes he had the form and this race was his big goal. I had him down for a top 10, possibly top 5 if he did really well.

Really hope he can recover from his injuries quickly and have a good showing in the Tour or Vuelta (whichever he chooses to do).
 
Aug 16, 2013
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Hopefully for Dan is not a complicated broken Collarbone. Let's hope he will be able to ride the Tour. Always nice to see a rider like him there!
 
Apr 22, 2012
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There was drain if I see correctly, was it why Martin fell? Wasn't the drain under level of road?
 
Jun 9, 2014
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There's an interview from after the Irish RR championships here. Apparently the TdF was never on his radar.

“Obviously I was back for Cycle4Life but I haven’t really done much training lately. I’m building up for the Vuelta so I don’t really want to be training too hard yet.

“I go to Austria next week and that’ll be my first stage race back.”
 
mr. tibbs said:
So Talansky coming up and Wiggins (possibly) coming over. Dan Martin to Cannondale. :cool:
I know you are joking, but in all seriousness, he won't move unless he is offered crazy money. He has leadership or at worst co leadership in any race he wants and very strong support in the hilly classics. Plus he has spent his whole career there.

There would be basically no overlap of roles with Wiggins in any case.
 
Jun 9, 2014
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Fantastic from Martin today. You could see he was shaken after the crash but he kept plugging away. His GC ambitions have to deserve serious team support from now on.
 
Martin really looks like 6th best climber of the race. Only La Zubia stage and TTs caused he needed to come from outside top10 in GC, but he is now going to finish the race somewhere in the middle of the top10 unless he will get caught by bad luck or form crisis.
 
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Dekker_Tifosi said:
First time I've ever seen Dan Martin being so consistent in a GT.
Yea it's great to see, I just wonder what might've been for him in the Giro now.
 

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