Dan Martin ready to test himself at Criterium du Dauphine
Jun 01 2018 03:35 pm CET

Dan Martin ready to test himself at Criterium du Dauphine
Dan Martin ready to test himself at Criterium du Dauphine
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Dan Martin will be the leader of UAE Team Emirates at the Criterium du Dauphine, as part of his preparation for the Tour de France.

The Irishman chose the Dauphine as preparation for the Tour in the last three seasons, finishing in third place in the two most recent editions.

"The Criterium du Dauphine is always a good test before the Tour de France, but given that this year there’s an extra week between the end and the start of the Tour de France, I expect that my form will be slightly behind with respect to the past years," said Martin.

"The training period leading up to this has gone well and my feelings are good, but it’s true that this is a very different race. The most important thing will be to get rhythm in my legs, race freely and end it with a precise idea of my form for the Tour."

Martin expects the race to be a good test ahead of the Tour. "The Dauphine is important also because it’s a mini-Tour de France, with an individual time trial, a team time trial – things that are hard to mimic in training – and because we race on some of the same roads that we are going to face in the 11th stage of the Tour."

The UAE Team Emirates line-up for the Criterium du Dauphine (June 3-10):

Sven Erik Bystrøm
Valerio Conti
Daniel Martin
Manuele Mori
Simone Petilli
Edward Ravasi
Rory Sutherland




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