Sunday, 21 April 2013

Picture This: Dan Martin Wins Liege-Bastogne-Liege

This is the moment Dan Martin crossed the line ahead of Joaquim Rodriguez and Alejandro Valverde to take victory in today's Liege-Bastogne-Liege. It was the perfect tactical manoeuvre by Garmin-Sharp who sent Ryder Hesjedal up the road with 10km to go but was eventually caught on the final climb by a small select group including team-mate Dan Martin. Joaquim Rodriguez attacked on the final steep run in to the finish with over a kilometre to go and it looked like the race was over but Martin clawed back to his wheel, took a breath and attacked - amazingly riding away from Rodriguez who's legs were spent. It's a great win for Martin and for Ireland - it looks like the boy is finally coming good, we have long expected big things from him but having won the Tour of Catalunya in March and now a Monument in Liege-Bastogne-Liege it looks like he has finally arrived...

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