The Moment The Race Was Won: Il Lombardia

Bergamo Alta Lombardia

Il Lombardia is one of the world’s longest bike races but the new course, much like the old course, concentrates the action on the final climb just minutes before the finish. The race sped through the citadel of Bergamo Alta where a select group of nine formed but it wasn’t until the final 500 metres that Dan Martin put in a late attack, quickly distancing his rivals.

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The Fear of Winning

A scary moment? In recent interviews the likes of Dan Martin and Richie Porte have both expressed a similar idea: a fear of winning. In the recent Tour of Poland Dan Martin confessed to being uncomfortable with the lead and the pressure that came with it. We saw a visible example in the 2009 Dauphiné … Read more

Dan Martin… finally

Anglo-Irish rider Dan Martin took a fine win in the hilly fifth stage of the Tour of Poland, winning the yellow jersey too. It’s his first Pro Tour win. For me at least, Martin is one of the most intriguing riders in the bunch. His performances have at times been erratic but it helps to … Read more