Whiplash won't stop Dan Martin from starting Liège-Bastogne-Liège

Dan Martin (Cannondale-Garmin) finds himself in the frustrating situation where his legs feel fine, but his head seems dead set on stopping him from racing ahead of Liège-Bastogne-Liège on Sunday. Martin was one of the many fallers at Flèche Wallonne on Wednesday, coming down near the foot of the Mur de Huy. The incident occurred in the middle of the bunch when he touched wheels with Katusha rider Tiago Machado, and the force of the crash was enough to leave him with whiplash.

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Born in Ireland to a cycling family and later moved to the Isle of Man, so there was no surprise when I got into the sport. Studied sports journalism at university before going on to do a Masters in sports broadcast. After university I spent three months interning at Eurosport, where I covered the Tour de France. In 2012 I started at Procycling Magazine, before becoming the deputy editor of Procycling Week. I then joined Cyclingnews, in December 2013.