Dan Martin added another top win to an already impressive run in recent weeks, riding away from the break in the final kilometer to claim the one-day Tre Valli Varesine in Italy.
“I love Italy. As an amateur I won two stages of the Giro della Valle d’Aosta.”
“And here the cycling fans are the most knowledgeable and the most respectful of the riders”, Martin told Cyclingnews.
He also hinted at his ambitions of winning in Italy again later in the season, when asked how he compares to Irish greats of years gone by.
“Sean Kelly won the Tour of Lombardy, and that’s one of my favourite races,” Martin said. “If I could be a mix of him and my uncle Stephen (Roche), it wouldn’t be bad…”
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