Dan Martin (cyclist)

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Dan Martin
Dan Martin, Japan Cup 2012 (cropped).jpg
Martin at the 2012 Japan Cup
Personal information
Full nameDaniel Martin
Born(1986-08-20) 20 August 1986 (age 27)
Birmingham, England[1]
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[2]
Weight59 kg (130 lb; 9.3 st)[2]
Team information
Current teamGarmin-Sharp
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeAll-rounder
Amateur team(s)
2006–2007
2007
Vélo-Club La Pomme Marseille
Slipstream-Chipotle (stagiaire)
Professional team(s)
2008–Slipstream-Chipotle
Major wins

Grand Tours

Tour de France
1 individual stage (2013)
Vuelta a España
1 individual stage (2011)

Stage races

Tour de Pologne (2010)
Volta a Catalunya (2013)

One-day races and Classics

National Road Race Championships (2008)
National Under-23 Road Race Championships (2008)
Liège–Bastogne–Liège (2013)
Infobox last updated on
4 January 2014
 
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Dan Martin
Dan Martin, Japan Cup 2012 (cropped).jpg
Martin at the 2012 Japan Cup
Personal information
Full nameDaniel Martin
Born(1986-08-20) 20 August 1986 (age 27)
Birmingham, England[1]
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[2]
Weight59 kg (130 lb; 9.3 st)[2]
Team information
Current teamGarmin-Sharp
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeAll-rounder
Amateur team(s)
2006–2007
2007
Vélo-Club La Pomme Marseille
Slipstream-Chipotle (stagiaire)
Professional team(s)
2008–Slipstream-Chipotle
Major wins

Grand Tours

Tour de France
1 individual stage (2013)
Vuelta a España
1 individual stage (2011)

Stage races

Tour de Pologne (2010)
Volta a Catalunya (2013)

One-day races and Classics

National Road Race Championships (2008)
National Under-23 Road Race Championships (2008)
Liège–Bastogne–Liège (2013)
Infobox last updated on
4 January 2014

Daniel "Dan" Martin (born 20 August 1986) is an Irish professional road racing cyclist who rides for UCI ProTeam Garmin-Sharp.[3]

His most notable achievements include winning a stage at the 2013 Tour de France, winning a stage at the 2011 Vuelta a España,[4] and winning the overall classification at both the 2010 Tour de Pologne,[5] and the 2013 Volta a Catalunya.[6] In single-day races, he met success at the 2010 Japan Cup, the 2010 Tre Valli Varesine, the 2011 Giro di Toscana, and the 2013 Liège–Bastogne–Liège.[7]

Early life and amateur career[edit]

Martin was born on 20 August 1986 in Birmingham, England.[8] Martin is the son of Neil Martin, a former British professional cyclist, and Maria Martin (née Roche) from Ireland, the sister of 1987 Tour de France winner, Stephen Roche, father of professional cyclist Nicolas Roche.[9][10] Martin became the British under-18 national road race champion in 2004, however, in 2006, Martin decided to ride for Ireland. In 2005, he joined the French amateur team, Vélo-Club La Pomme Marseille, winning the mountains classification in the Ronde de l'Isard.

Professional career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Martin participating in the 2011 Critérium du Dauphiné.

Martin turned professional in 2008 with Garmin-Chipotle-H30. That year he won the Route du Sud, and became the Irish National Road Race Champion. The next year, Martin reached a UCI World Ranking of thirty-fifth (with 137 points), and rode his first Grand Tour, the 2009 Giro d'Italia. In 2010, he won his first UCI ProTour stage race, the Tour of Poland.[5] This performance meant he finished forty-ninth in that year's UCI World Ranking with 106 points, which also helped Ireland to seventeenth place in the nation rankings (254 points).

2011[edit]

In 2011, Martin had his best season to date. He won his first Grand Tour stage during the Vuelta a España, and became the first Irishman to hold the mountains classification (he wore the KoM jersey for stages ten & eleven).[4][11] Martin also won a stage in the Tour of Poland, but narrowly missed out on defending the general classification. With a second place in the season-ending Giro di Lombardia, Martin finished in ninth place in the UCI World Rankings with 286 points, helping Ireland to thirteenth place in the nation rankings (319 points).

2012[edit]

Whilst no wins in 2012, Martin still maintained a high UCI World Ranking of sixteenth at the end of season with 196 points.

2013[edit]

Martin on his way to winning Liège–Bastogne–Liège.

In March 2013, Martin rode in an all day breakaway to win stage four of the Volta a Catalunya, which was his third World Tour stage victory.[12] Martin also gained the leaders jersey the next day, and went on to win the overall classification four days later.[6] In April, Martin finished fourth in La Flèche Wallonne, and the following weekend he won Liège–Bastogne–Liège, beating Team Katusha's Joaquim Rodríguez. Martin had ample time to celebrate his victory as he had dropped Rodríguez on the final climb, and soloed to the finish line.[7] Martin's excellent early season form continued at the Tour de Suisse where he placed eighth overall.

Martin was selected to ride the 2013 Tour de France as one of three possible leaders of Garmin-Sharp along with Ryder Hesjedal and Andrew Talansky. On Stage 8, finishing at Ax 3 Domaines, Talansky and Martin finished together, twelfth and thirtieth, respectively, to sit twelfth and thirteenth overall.[13] The following day, Martin won Stage 9 in Bagnères-de-Bigorre, after escaping from the lead group with Astana's Jakob Fuglsang on the final climb.[14] He out sprinted Fuglsang in the final kilometre to win the stage.[15] Martin moved up to eighth overall in the process.[16] However, Martin fell ill in the final week, and following the final three mountain stages, slipped to thirty-third overall.[17][18]

Martin completed the 2013 season with a fourth place finish in the Giro di Lombardia,[19] and a second place finish in the Tour of Beijing.[20] Thus setting a career high of sixth place in the UCI World Rankings (432 points).

Personal life[edit]

Martin holds dual nationality for the United Kingdom and Ireland.[8] Since turning professional, Martin resides in Girona, Catalonia, Spain.[21]

Palmarès[edit]

Sources:[21][22][23]

2004
1st, MaillotReinoUnido.PNG British Under-18 National Road Race Championships
2006
2nd, Overall, Giro della Valle d'Aosta
1st, Stage 6 (ITT)
2nd, Irish National Under-23 Road Race Championships
2007
Giro della Valle d'Aosta
Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st, Stage 2
2008
1st, Overall, Jersey yellow.svg Route du Sud
1st, MaillotIrlanda.PNG Irish National Road Race Championships
1st, MaillotIrlanda.PNG Irish National Under-23 Road Race Championships
4th, Overall, Tour of Britain
8th, Overall, Correios de Portugal
10th, Overall, Volta a Portugal
2009
2nd, Overall, Volta a Catalunya
3rd, Overall, Tour Méditerranéen
1st, Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
8th, Giro di Lombardia
2010
1st, Tre Valli Varesine
1st, Overall, Jersey yellow.svg Tour of Poland
1st, Stage 5
1st, Japan Cup
1st, Halfords Tour Series, Criterium
1st, Halfords Tour Series, Sprints
2nd, Giro dell'Emilia
3rd, Overall, Brixia Tour
3rd, Irish National Road Race Championships
2011
1st, Giro di Toscana
1st, Stage 9, Vuelta a España
2nd, Overall, Tour of Poland
1st, Stage 6
2nd, Giro di Lombardia
2nd, Irish National Road Race Championships
3rd, Overall, Tour of Catalunya
3rd, Memorial Marco Pantani
2012
2nd, Japan Cup
4th, Overall, Tour of Beijing
1st, Jersey polkadot.svg Mountains classification
4th, Overall, Tour of Catalunya
5th, Liège–Bastogne–Liège
6th, La Flèche Wallonne
2013
1st, Overall, MaillotVolta.png Volta a Catalunya
1st, Stage 4
1st, Liège–Bastogne–Liège
1st, Stage 9, Tour de France
2nd, Overall, Tour of Beijing
4th, Giro di Lombardia
4th, La Flèche Wallonne
8th, Overall, Tour de Suisse

Grand Tour general classification results timeline:

Grand Tour20092010201120122013
Pink jersey Giro57
Yellow jersey Tour3533
red jersey Vuelta5313WD

WD = Withdrew; IP = In Progress.

Selected classics results timeline:

YearLa Flèche WallonneLiège–Bastogne–LiègeGiro di Lombardia
2008 —118th —
200956th99th8th
201017th58thWD
2011WD —2nd
20126th5th16th
20134th1st4th

WD = Withdrew.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gallagher, Brendan (28 August 2011). "Vuelta a España 2011, stage nine: Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome put themselves into overall contention". London: The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 29 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Daniel Martin profile". Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Team Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda Unveils 2013 Roster". Garmin-Sharp (Boulder, Colorado: Slipstream Sports LLC). 28 December 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Cromwell, Gerard (29 August 2011). "Martin claims maiden Grand Tour stage victory in style". Irish Independent. Retrieved 30 August 2011. 
  5. ^ a b John MacLeary (8 August 2010). "Tour of Poland 2010: Dan Martin wins his maiden UCI ProTour stage race in Krakow". The Daily Telegraph (Telegraph Media Group Limited). Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Dan Martin reigns supreme in Catalunya". RTE Sport. 24 March 2013. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Brown, Gregor (21 April 2013). "Dan Martin's Liege win is a 'dream come true'". Cycling Weekly (IPC Media). Retrieved 21 April 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "Daniel Martin: Rider Profile". Cycling Weekly (IPC Media). 29 August 2011. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  9. ^ McGrath, Andy (30 December 2011). "Dan Martin looking for more success in 2012". Cycling Weekly (IPC Media). Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "Roche expects big things for Dan Martin in Tour de France". Cyclingnews.com (Future plc). 25 June 2013. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "Gutsy Vuelta stage win for Martin". RTÉ Sport. 28 August 2011. Retrieved 30 August 2011. 
  12. ^ "Dan Martin wins queen stage of Catalunya". Cycling News. 21 March 2013. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  13. ^ "Tour de France 2013: Dan Martin wins stage nine — as it happened". Guardian. 7 July 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  14. ^ "Stage 9 as it happened". BBC Sport. 7 July 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  15. ^ Ryan, Barry (7 July 2013). "Martin victorious in Bagnères-de-Bigorre". Cyclingnews.com (Future plc). Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  16. ^ "Dan Martin surges to victory in mountains as Team Sky flounder". Guardian UK. 7 July 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  17. ^ "Dan Martin’s Diary, Stage 18: Everything changes when you are sick". Dan Martin. 19 July 2013. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  18. ^ Shane Stokes (20 July 2013). "Dan Martin ‘in survival mode,’ aiming simply to make it to Paris". VeloNation (VeloNation LLC). Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  19. ^ Ben Atkins (8 October 2013). "Irishman hoping to take the “opportunity” to meet a real panda after Liège final kilometre". VeloNation (VeloNation LLC). Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  20. ^ O'Shea, Sadhbh (14 October 2013). "Martin satisfied with second at the Tour of Beijing". Cyclingnews.com (Future plc). Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  21. ^ a b "Dan Martin at Garmin-Sharp". Garmin-Sharp (Boulder, Colorado: Slipstream Sports LLC). 1 January 2014. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  22. ^ "Daniel Martin at Cycling Base". Cycling Base. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  23. ^ "Daniel Martin at Cycling Archives". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 

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