Dan Martin: I've got zero expectations for the Giro d'Italia

Dan Martin (left) finishes with Egan Bernal in the leading GC group on stage 6 of the 2021 Giro d'Italia
Dan Martin (left) finishes with Egan Bernal in the leading GC group on stage 6 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Dan Martin, like just about everybody else, was in a place beyond words when he reached the summit of San Giacomo after stage 6 of the Giro d’Italia. A grey and grisly day of racing in the Marche had ended with a full-throated contest above Ascoli Piceno, and Martin’s third place finish was certainly worth talking about. 

After Martin wheeled to a halt past the finish, journalists duly hurried their way along the barriers in search of a quote, but amid the eddying wind and rain, it would have been something akin to cruelty to make him linger any longer.

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