Dan Martin 2008

Irish first year pro Daniel Martin finished a more than respectable 24th overall in the rain-soaked Tour of Catalonia - but said afterwards he could have done better without one untimely crash.

?It was kind of disappointing, the first mountain stage I was in the front group, and then I crashed on the last descent with 10 kilometres to go. Without that I would have been top 15.?

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