Dan Martin predicts more open and aggressive Tour de France

The Tour is the Tour, so the old truism goes, but it is also simply a bike race. In the restless, tense days ahead of the Grand Départ, it can be hyped up to seem so much more important than that, but Dan Martin kept a tight hold on his sense of perspective amid a melee of reporters at Quick-Step's heaving pre-race press event in Düsseldorf on Thursday.

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