Dan Martin: 'I learned this year that I can win the Tour de France'

Dan Martin, who is set to join UAE-Team Emirates from Quick-Step Floors, believes that winning the Tour de France is no longer an unrealistic goal

Dan Martin at the 2017 Paris-Nice (© ASO/ ZUPERDEHLIE // Kåre Dehlie T)

(Image credit: © ZUPERDEHLIE // Kåre Dehlie T)

Dan Martin is confident that he has the quality, experience and knowhow to be able to win the Tour de France in future years.

The Irishman is joining UAE-Team Emirates next season after two years racing with Quick-Step Floors.

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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.