Dan Martin to join UAE Team Emirates for 2018 season

The Irishman will leave Quick-Step after two years in which he secured two top-10 finishes at the Tour de France

Dan Martin on stage four of the Tour de France

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Irishman Daniel Martin, after placing sixth overall in the Tour de France, will leave Quick-Step Floors for UAE Team Emirates this winter.

The Arabian team announced his two-year contract, 2018 and 2019, on Friday. The team could become a Grand Tour powerhouse like Team Sky as soon they are set to welcome Fabio Aru, too.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.