Martin looks forward to Basque Country

Daniel Martin, Paris-Nice 2010, stage 1 prologue

As Daniel Martin emerged from the Garmin-Transitions team bus after his Critérium International time trial effort, he was beaming as brightly as the Corsican sun.

As well he might too. Aside from the warm spring weather, his team-mate David Millar had just set the fastest time of the day, which would be enough for the stage victory, and Martin himself professed to feeling strong for the first time this season.

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