Dan Martin: 'You see riders who are really strong but they just don’t have the legs'

Dan Martin looks ahead to the final Monument of the 2017 season, Saturday's Il Lombardia

Daniel Martin, 11th place in 2017 Milano-Torino.

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Dan Martin says that he goes in Saturday's Il Lombardia in good shape, despite fracturing his back during the Tour de France, which he reflects was "not the best thing I could have done".

The Irishman of Quick-Step Floors counts Il Lombardia as one of the trickiest races to get right, with a tough route and its position so late in the season when riders are inevitably battling fatigue. The signs were good after he placed 11th in Milano-Torino on Thursday.

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Nigel Wynn
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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.