Martin to lead Garmin in the mountains as Hesjedal withdraws

Dan Martin, Tour de France 2012, stage one

Team Garmin-Sharp shifts its focus to Dan Martin in the Tour de France after losing its GC leader and Giro d'Italia winner, Ryder Hesjedal in a mega-crash. He abandoned the race with 11 others, including Garmin's Tom Danielson and Robert Hunter.

"You have to come up with new objectives, you can't just ride along in the peloton with 2000K to Paris," general manager, Jonathan Vaughters said ahead of the start today. "Dan Martin is going to be the guy we are going to try to set up" in the mountains.

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