Martin was unsure of Giro d'Italia stage victory until 100 metres from line

Team Israel Start-Up Nation rider Ireland's Daniel Martin celebrates on the podium after winning the 17th stage of the Giro d'Italia 2021
Israel Start-Up Nation rider Dan Martin celebrates on the podium after winning the 17th stage of the Giro d'Italia (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

After two stage wins in the Vuelta a España and the Tour de France stretching back over a ten year period, Dan Martin (Israel Start-Up Nation) has finally claimed a narrow but well-deserved solo Giro d'Italia stage win at the stage 17 summit finish of Sega di Ala.

"I didn't know I had won it until I was at 100 metres to go," Martin told reporters after crossing the line with a 13-second advantage over counter-attacker João Almeida (Deceuninck-QuickStep).

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