'I'm stronger than I’ve ever been right now' says Dan Martin going into Giro d'Italia 2021

The Irishman gained confidence from his fourth place at last year's Vuelta a España and hopes to complete his Grand Tour stage win set

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Dan Martin is set to lead his Israel Start-Up Nation squad into battle for the overall title at the Giro d'Italia 2021 and he comes into the race with a lot of confidence.

Martin has slowly been building his form up for a tilt at the Giro and looked to be in very good form at his last race, the Tour of the Alps. The two-time Monument winner was right up in the podium spots going into the penultimate day but a couple of crashes on the descent to the line meant he plummeted down to 15th in the general classification.

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