Vuelta a España - Dan Martin: The focus is on the GC and we'll see how far we can go with that
Oct 27 2020 04:33 am CET

Vuelta a España - Dan Martin: The focus is on the GC and we'll see how far we can go with that
Vuelta a España - Dan Martin: The focus is on the GC and we'll see how far we can go with that
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Israel Start-Up Nation's Dan Martin has finished the first week of the Vuelta a España in the third position of the General Classification and now his focus is on that.

The Irishman has had a successful first week in the Spanish grand tour with a win of the third stage and two top-three positions in the first and second days of competition. The rider has remained in the favourites' group for the entire six stages and this reflects on his good overall position, in third place only 20 seconds behind the race leader Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers).

Martin now will focus on the GC but doesn't rule out to fight for more stage victories. "It depends on the opportunities, but I think a breakaway will decide a lot of the stages ahead. But who knows? If I have good legs and the opportunity comes then of course I'll go for a stage, but the focus is on the GC and we'll see how far we can go with that."

During the first rest day of the race, the Irishman also had a moment to talk about the arrival of Chris Froome to his team next season. "We've talked every day this week in the peloton. The fact that he is even on the bike this year after his crash is amazing," he said. "I think he's going to progress so much in this race.

"I can't wait to actually race on the same team with him. He's a real presence and will inspire everybody. The team is going to step up another level next year. It's been on such a steep learning curve so far, from a small Continental team to now a WorldTour team. Now, with signing the best rider of this generation, I feel like it's really exciting to be a part of that."




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