‘I have fallen almost as much as I’ve finished on the podium’: Dan Martin’s honest assessment ahead of the Ardennes Classics

The Irishman is hoping to add more Ardennes victories to his many podium appearances

Dan Martin during Volta Ciclista a Catalunya 2019 (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

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Here's the thing about Dan Martin. He'll never go down without a fight.

Maybe it's that reason, along with his clear pedigree, why he has recorded five podiums amongst eight top 10 finishes across both La Flèche Wallonne and Liège-Bastogne-Liège. Historic races he'll line up for once again this coming week.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.