Dan Martin primed for Ardennes Classics

Daniel Martin will lead Garmin-Sharp in Amstel Gold Race, Fleche Wallonne and Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Dan Martin

(Image credit: Gregor Brown)

Dan Martin returned from his first altitude camp on Monday. His goal: win the Giro d'Italia. Before he embarks on the Giro, last year's Liège-Bastogne-Liège victor will lead Garmin-Sharp in the Ardennes Classics this week.

"I love these races," Martin told Cycling Weekly. "They suit my characteristics. If I come away with a win or a podium in Liège, it takes pressure off the Giro. I'm definitely going for results."

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.