Dan Martin: What Chris Froome brings to the team is really underestimated

VINUESA SPAIN OCTOBER 22 Daniel Martin of Ireland and Team Israel StartUp Nation Green Points Jersey Christopher Froome of The United Kingdom and Team INEOS Grenadiers during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 3 a 1661km stage from Lodosa to La Laguna Negra Vinuesa 1735m lavuelta LaVuelta20 La Vuelta on October 22 2020 in Vinuesa Spain Photo by Justin SetterfieldGetty Images
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Dan Martin believes that the signing of Chris Froome to Israel Start-Up Nation brings more than just a rich palmarès to the team and that the arrival of the four-time Tour de France winner will help every rider on the team to improve the entire roster.

“What he brings to the team is really underestimated,” Martin told Cyclingnews in a podcast interview. “Everyone sees the results side of the things, but the aura around him and the professionalism that he brings will help everyone look in the mirror and improve themselves. That’s something that has been massively underestimated by those outside of the team but that’s why he’s been signed.”

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at Cyclingnews.com between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.