Dan Martin on Quick-Step Floors: 'There's never celebration when you get second'

Irish climber Dan Martin reflects fondly on his two years at Quick-Step Floors ahead of his move to UAE-Team Emirates

Dan Martin attacks at Liege-Bastogne-Liege (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Dan Martin insists that he has made a "sporting choice" to leave Quick-Step Floors after two seasons, but has looked back fondly at his time with the Belgian super-team where he says their winning mentality has been imprinted on his own psyche.

Martin is joining UAE-Team Emirates in 2018 as one of their principal general classification riders, both team and rider buoyed by his sixth-placed finish at this year's Tour de France.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.