Dan Martin leads team of new Israel Start-Up Nation recruits at Tour du Var

Dan Martin (israel Start-Up Nation) at Tour du Var 2021 recon
Dan Martin (israel Start-Up Nation) at a recon of the Tour du Var 2021 course (Image credit: Israel Start-Up Nation)

Despite a recent bout of illness, Dan Martin will take to the start line on Friday for the three-day Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var. The Irishman hasn’t raced since his successful campaign at last year’s Vuelta a Espana, and after the recent cancellation of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana, he finds himself in France for three days of tough racing.

Joining Martin on the start line are several Israel Start-Up Nation debutants after the team made a raft of new signings over the winter. Chris Froome is absent as he starts his season at the UAE Tour, but the Israeli team has sent new arrivals Michael Woods, Daryl Impey, Patrick Bevin, and Sep Vanmarcke to join Martin. They are complemented by Krists Neilands and Hugo Hofstetter.

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