Moment in time: Dan Martin's perfect day at Liège-Bastogne-Liège

Dan Martin’s 2013 Liège-Bastogne-Liège victory is best remembered for reasons other than his excellent performance. But as the now UAE-Team Emirates man reflects, his tactical masterclass in front of a watching panda was one of his finest days on a bike

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Dan Martin is talking at length and fondly about his victory in the 2013 Liège-Bastogne-Liège, his maiden Monument success, when the elephant in the room gets brought up: the panda.

“It’s funny because the image of my Liège experience - a beautiful moment in my career - is of me and a panda, and not me crossing the finish line. You’ll probably use it as your main picture, too, won’t you?”

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).