Leading role: Guillaume Martin relishes Tour de France responsibility at Cofidis

Guillaume Martin (Cofidis)
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Numbers never tell the whole story. Guillaume Martin finished 12th overall at the 2019 Tour de France and he reached Paris in 11th at the rescheduled 2020 edition, but the single place he gained in the general classification was scarcely reflective of his enhanced standing.

On joining Cofidis from Wanty-Gobert at the beginning of last season, Martin had expressed a certain disappointment with the previous summer’s Tour. He had been consistent, true, but he felt underwhelmed by a performance that he deemed to have lacked “any little seed of madness” across its three weeks. 

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