Dan Martin confident and collected as Vuelta team leader

dan martin, garmin, cervelo, poland, tour of poland, 2011

Amongst the sweltering heat, blue skies and arid terrain of the Vuelta a Espana, you'd expect an Irishman who grew up in Birmingham to look a little out of place. But that shouldn't be the case in this year's race - the Garmin-Cervélo leader in Spain is Dan Martin and the team have thrown all support and belief behind him.

This will be Martin's first chance to go for a GC result in a grand tour and, although the team will have Tyler Farrar and Heinrich Haussler to look for stage wins on the flatter days, he will have full team support to help his cause.

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