Dan Martin: Chris Froome and I can play off each other

Froome and Martin at the 2018 Tour (Image credit: Getty Images)

Dan Martin has welcomed the future arrival of Chris Froome at Israel Start-Up Nation, insisting that it broadens rather than limits his horizons. Speaking to Cyclingnews, the Irishman also revealed he will forgo any general classification ambitions at this year’s Tour de France in order to focus on stage wins.

Martin, two-time Monument winner and three-time top-10 finisher at the Tour, joined Israel Start-Up Nation this year as a leader for the team’s debut season in the WorldTour.

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.