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Relief, pleasure - and surprise that the last stage was so straightforward - sum up Irish pro Dan Martin?s reactions to overall victory in the Route du Sud.

?It was actually a lot easier than I expected.? Slipstream rider Martin, who started the day with an advantage of 1-42 overall on closest rival Christophe Moreau, told Cycling Weekly on Sunday evening.

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