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

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Michael Matthews (Orica-GreenEdge) and Dan Martin (Garmin-Sharp) sprint to the stage 3 finish line

Michael Matthews (Orica-GreenEdge) and Dan Martin (Garmin-Sharp) sprint to the stage 3 finish line
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Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) and Dan Martin (Garmin Sharp)

Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) and Dan Martin (Garmin Sharp)
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Deja vu all over again for Dan Martin (Garmin-Sharp) on stage 3 of the Tour of Beijing.

Deja vu all over again for Dan Martin (Garmin-Sharp) on stage 3 of the Tour of Beijing.
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Stage fovourite Dan Martin (Garmin-Sharp) doesn't want to give up

Stage fovourite Dan Martin (Garmin-Sharp) doesn't want to give up
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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).