Thursday, 21 March 2013

Picture This: Dan Martin - Volta a Catalunya Leader

Dan Martin (Garmin-Sharp) rides away from Movistar's Jesus Herrada, he's been in the break since the 41st kilometre and now 170 kilometres later he's heading off up the remaining 8km of the final 19km climb by himself. When will Rodriguez Jump? When will Quintana bridge the gap? When will the Sky train drag him back? The answer? Never. In the ride of his life Dan Martin not only made it over the finish line alone, winning an extremely difficult queen stage, he also did it with so much time to spare he now dons the Leaders Jersey. Many are predicting that he will be overhauled on the final stage by Rodriguez, it 'suits him' they say. It's true that the undulating 7th stage is like a one-day classic all by itself but Martin is no slouch in races like this - 2011 saw him finish second in Lombardy, he was 5th in last years Liege-Bastogne-Liege, 6th in La Flèche Wallonne. Do not write him off. 

1 comment:

  1. Really hope he holds on, after a ride like today he deserves to!