Dan Martin on move from Cannondale-Garmin team: 'I just needed a change'

Irishman Dan Martin talks to Cycling Weekly about his solid start with new team Etixx-QuickStep and his expectations at the Tour of Oman this week

Dan Martin and Tom Boonen Stage 2 of the 2016 Tour of Valencia

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Dan Martin is matter of fact about his start with new team Etixx-QuickStep. The set-up of the Belgian outfit, he says, is the same as the variations of the Garmin/Cannondale/Slipstream outfit he spent eight years racing for.

“A cycling team is a cycling team,” Martin remarks. “There are mechanics, soigneurs and directors. There is not really differences. For me, I just needed a change.”

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Sophie Smith is an Australian journalist, broadcaster and author of Pain & Privilege: Inside Le Tour. She follows the WorldTour circuit, working for British, Australian and US press, and has covered 10 Tours de France.