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Dan Martin takes breakthrough Classics win in Liege-Bastogne-Liege

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Dan Martin (Garmin-Sharp) on La Redoute

Dan Martin (Garmin-Sharp) on La Redoute (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Dan Martin wins Liege Bastogne Liege

Dan Martin wins Liege Bastogne Liege (Image credit: AFP)
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Dan Martin (Garmin-Sharp) wins Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Dan Martin (Garmin-Sharp) wins Liege-Bastogne-Liege (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Rodriguez, Martin and Valverde make up the Liege-Bastogne-Liege podium

Rodriguez, Martin and Valverde make up the Liege-Bastogne-Liege podium (Image credit: Sirotti)

Victory for Dan Martin (Garmin-Sharp) in Liege-Bastogne-Liege is a breakthrough Classics win in what continues to be a breakthrough year.

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Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. Apart from working for Cyclingnews.com, he is also the cycling correspondent for The Independent and The Independent on Sunday.