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Daniel Martinez is the new Daniel Martin with additional letters

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Winner of Criterium Dauphine and Basque Country... two great races to have on his palmares.

Quite like him and that image of him clenching his fist, cheering and assisting Bernal in the Giro last year is still very much on my mind. He is not afraid to ride aggressive. He was really strong today and how he managed to control it on the last climb. He has really stepped up so far this season with Bernal being on the sideline and hopefully there is more wins to come for him in the future.
 
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Why not quit the Tour and go for the Giro as a co-leader with Carapaz?
Because its beyond stupid to not race your 3 best riders in the Tour. Bernal is out, Carapaz was scheduled to do the Giro beforehand and still does after the Bernal incident - if anything, we should ask ourselves why Carapaz isnt doing the Tour. Tour de France >> Giro d' Italia. You simply cannot rely on only Geriant Thomas and Adam Yates in the Tour as Ineos.

Edit: Hes looking good for a top-5 this year, and I wouldn't be surprised at all by a podium. Hes just that good. Only the Giro-guys and Pogacar was missing, and he was consistent through the whole week and was the strongest on the hardest stage. He now has a Dauphine and a Pais Vasco to his name - in my opinion, the two hardest one week races to win these days and as a result, the two most prestigious one week stage races in my book since a) field is always good, b) the route is always super hard and c) the racing is always super hard.
 
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Because people have a weird obsession with Giro d' Italia on this forum which doesnt make any sense. I think the logic is when you can't win the Tour, you do the Giro - people only forget that if everyone applied that logic everyone would basically do the Giro, thus making Tour de France the easier race to actually get a good result in which is their whole point - just reversed!
 
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Because people have a weird obsession with Giro d' Italia on this forum which doesnt make any sense. I think the logic is when you can't win the Tour, you do the Giro - people only forget that if everyone applied that logic everyone would basically do the Giro, thus making Tour de France the easier race to actually get a good result in which is their whole point - just reversed!
And I agree with you of being tempted of sending Carapaz to the Tour again. We already know what we will get with Yates. But with Carapaz and Martinez tandem Ineos has at least an option of the strategic game. And in view of the weakness of Pogacar rivals it could be an opportunity.
 
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Amazing how consistent he is in the leadership role at Ineos. Don’t think he has been dropped anywhere this season so far on the hills or climbs. While it is very sad to miss Bernal this season the upside is that it means a well deserved breakthrough and leadership role for Martinez.
 
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