Dan Martin: I'm really happy with where I am ahead of Tour de France

Dan Martin (Quick-Step Floors)

Dan Martin (Quick-Step Floors) (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)

Dan Martin (Quick-Step Floors) has said all week that he has come to the Critérium du Dauphiné 'just to race my bike', with no pressure for results after a break of nearly a month. But his performance on stage 6, which went up and down the Mont du Chat, suggested a solid GC placing is well within his grasp and, more importantly, that things are perfectly on track ahead of the Tour de France.

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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.