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news21.04.2013Martin, the new Kelly

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Twenty-four years after Sean Kelly, Dan Martin became the second Irishman to win Liège-Bastogne-Liège. This 99th edition of the oldest classic on the calendar was at the height of expectations and one team proved to be stronger and smarter than the others. Indeed after Garmin-Sharp's Ryder Hesjedal powered away in the last 20 kilometres, Dan Martin remained comfortably in the wheels of the race favourites. The Irishman finally made his move once his team mate had been caught. Catching...

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news21.04.2013Dan Martin (GRS): «Complete shock»

Can you talk to us about the tactic set up by the team?
The idea was to get someone in front and that's what Ryder did and I just stayed behind with the others. I couldn't believe how easy it was in Saint-Nicolas. I was totally in control and followed any attack that went. With Ryder in front I was in the perfect position. We eventually caught him at the top of the climb and he rode flat out for me. It was a fantastic team effort from all the team. Every single of our riders rode their...

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