Dan Martin: I didn’t run out of legs, Matthews was just quicker

Dan Martin (Garmin-Sharp) could summon up a smile even if his frustration was palpable as he banged on his handlebars on crossing the line. “I’m just sick of getting second place,” the Irishman said after wheeling to a halt past the finish of stage 3 of the Vuelta a España, just edged out by Michael Matthews (Orica-GreenEdge).

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.