Daniel Martin leads UAE Team Emirates at Tour de France
Jun 29 2018 08:28 pm CET

Daniel Martin leads UAE Team Emirates at Tour de France
Daniel Martin leads UAE Team Emirates at Tour de France
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Daniel Martin will be leading UAE Team Emirates at the 2018 edition of the Tour de France. This will be the sixth time the Irishman starts in the French grand tour.

Martin has already been twice in the top 10 of the Grande Boucle and will be trying to improve from the sixth spot he got in the past edition of the race.

"Since I signed for Team UAE the big goal has been the Tour de France," said the rider. "I plan to take the race day by day, stage by stage and try to achieve the best results possible.

"It’s really a race of 2 halves and the first 9 days will be very tricky bringing different challenges each day, but I’m confident we have a great team that can get me to the mountains in a good position to have a bit of fun. Everything has gone well since the Dauphine and I’m just looking forward to getting started."

Alexander Kristoff will be the main man of the team at the sprint stages. "This is the biggest race in the world," he commented. "The event where you get all the best cyclists, the best sprinters. I am going to France determined to get the best result possible and, if possible, a stage victory."

UAE Team Emirates' complete line-up for the Tour de France (7th to 29th of July):

Darwin Atapuma
Alexander Kristoff
Daniel Martin
Marco Marcato
Kristijan Durasek
Oliviero Troia
Rory Sutherland
Roberto Ferrari



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