Dan Martin headlines UAE-Team Emirates in Criterium du Dauphine
Jun 07 2019 12:39 am CET

Dan Martin headlines UAE-Team Emirates in Criterium du Dauphine
Dan Martin headlines UAE-Team Emirates in Criterium du Dauphine
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UAE-Team Emirates is set to start in the Criterium du Dauphine with Dan Martin as its leader. The Irish rider and his teammates will test their shape ahead of the Tour de France.

Martin has finished four times in the top ten of the race and he has been twice on its final podium. The 2019 edition of the French competition will include two hilly stages, one time trial, two days for the fast men and a final two stages on the high mountains.

"Dauphiné is a race I always enjoy," Martin commented. "Racing on the French roads against a high-level competition is the perfect preparation for the Tour de France. Training has gone well and I feel good although I'm not sure of my expectations having not raced since Liege-Bastogne-Liege, so it is always an unknown how the first race back will go.

"The aim is to get a good weeks racing in the legs and to continue building towards July. I've performed well in the last few years at the race, so I am just aiming to enjoy the race and hope the legs are there to be aggressive at some point in the week".

UAE-Team Emirates' line-up for the Criterium du Dauphine (9th to 16th of June):

Vegard Stake Laengen
Daniel Martin
Cristian Muñoz
Simone Petilli
Edward Ravasi
Rory Sutherland
Oliviero Troia




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