Dan Martin

Garmin-Sharp pro Dan Martin will disarm you on a number of fronts. He's not the man you think he is. He's an Irish-licensed rider with no trace of an Irish accent.

He's a young man who'll admit he's now earning decent money yet he still doesn't like seeing his team ripped off in hotels. He's a man with plans, and he's a rider who doesn't see his 2013 season as being particularly special.

In the year he won the queen stage and overall classification of the Volta Catalunya, took fourth in the Flèche Wallonne, won Liège-Bastogne-Liège and then, in July, won a classic Pyrenean stage of the Tour de France, Martin still isn't ready to bask in glory.

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