Dan Martin

Roche: A fourth Tour win for Froome will be complicated

Although Chris Froome dominated the 2016 Tour de France, 1987 champion Stephen Roche has said it is far from certain that the Briton will go on to equal the record of five Tour victories. Froome beat runner-up Romain Bardet (Ag2r La Mondiale) by four minutes and five seconds. This was slightly less than his four …

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CyclingTips Podcast, Episode 8: 2016 Tour de France finale

In this concluding podcast from the 2016 Tour de France, recorded the morning after Sunday’s final stage in Paris, our team on the ground in France — Matt de Neef, Shane Stokes and Dave Everett — discuss the standouts from the last block of racing. These include the battle for yellow and the key moments …

CyclingTips Podcast, Episode 7: 2016 Tour de France, first rest day

In this second podcast from the 2016 Tour de France, recorded on the race’s first rest day, our team on the ground — Matt de Neef, Shane Stokes and Dave Everett — discuss the many storylines to have developed over the first nine days of racing. Among them: Chris Froome’s incident with a spectator, followed …

Tom Dumoulin wins summit finish in Andorra, Froome defends Tour de France lead

Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) triumphantly crossed the finish line alone atop the hors categorie Andorra Arcalis climb in a pelting hail storm Sunday to win Stage 9 of the Tour de France. It was the first Tour stage win for the talented Dutch rider, who now has won a stage at all three Grand Tours at the age of 25. …

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Dan Martin feeling ‘great’ as Tour de France heads for familiar roads

Dan Martin (Etixx-QuickStep) safely navigated his way through a stressful opening week of the Tour de France and heads into the mountains on equal footing with pre-race favorites Chris Froome (Team Sky) and Nairo Quintana (Movistar). “Great, feel really good, but tomorrow’s another day,” Martin said after the opening test in the Pyrenees, the Col …

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Holm: ‘If Dan Martin doesn’t finish top ten I’ll cut off his ears’

Etixx-QuickStep directeur sportif Brian Holm has commented on the GC chances of team climber Dan Martin, making it clear that he wants a big general classification performance in the Tour de France. Martin was one of the strongest of the GC riders on Wednesday’s fifth stage, accelerating at the end and chasing Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha), …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Hidden motors: 3-4000 UCI tests at Tour, but French announce own plans; MPCC stands with fight against technological fraud; Dan Martin: Ready to take on the big guns in the Tour de France; King may appeal Olympics snub; Orica-GreenEdge for the Tour de France; Trek-Segafredo Tour de France team; Cannondale …

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Dan Martin: Ready to take on the big guns in the Tour de France?

He won a mountain stage in the Vuelta at 25, took one in the Tour at 26 and then finished seventh overall in the Spanish Grand Tour the following year. However despite those strong showings, and despite a spate of top ten stage placings, Dan Martin has never delivered on his GC potential in the …

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Video highlights from the 2016 Critérium du Dauphiné

Traditionally, the Criterium du Dauphiné is a rehearsal for the Tour de France. This 68th edition was no exception, and ended with a Tour de France winner, Chris Froome (Sky), who earned his third victory in the event. It all started in Les Gets where Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) used his pure climbing skills to master the uphill prologue; 3.9 km …

Daily News Digest

Today’s CT Daily News Digest: Herrada times finishing kick to perfection to win Dauphiné stage, Contador keeps yellow; Domagalski doubles One Pro Cycling’s wins in Korea; Keagan Girdlestone stable in battle for survival; New gene doping test likely to be in use for Rio Olympics; Danielson on USADA case: My positive test is consistent with supplement …

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