Dan Martin in step with new routine at Tour of Oman

Dan Martin (Etixx-QuickStep) was disarmingly frank about his prospects on Green Mountain, the finale to stage 4 of the Tour of Oman, admitting that he might find himself limited by a nagging illness on Friday afternoon. The Irishman showcased his early season form by claiming a stage win at the recent Volta a la Comunitat Valencia, but has been nursing a chest complaint since arriving in the Gulf.

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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.