Brian Holm sorry to lose Dan Martin from Quick-Step Floors to UAE Team Emirates for 2018

Danish sports director still believes Irishman can achieve ambition of a Grand Tour podium finish

Dan Martin on stage four of the Tour de France

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Quick-Step Floors Sports Director Brian Holm has revealed how Dan Martin will be a big loss to the team in 2018 after the Irishman moved to UAE Team Emirates in the off-season.

Speaking to Cycling Weekly at Quick-Step Floors training camp in Calpe, Holm spoke about how the Belgian team were gutted to lose a rider of Martin's calibre.

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Paul Knott is a fitness and features writer, who has also presented Cycling Weekly videos as well as contributing to the print magazine as well as online articles.  In 2020 he published his first book, The Official Tour de France Road Cycling Training Guide (Welbeck), a guide designed to help readers improve their cycling performance via cherrypicking from the strategies adopted by the pros.