Dani Martínez fires warning to Tour de France rivals that he can still improve after Basque Country win

The Colombian secured Ineos Grenadiers' first WorldTour GC victory of the season

Dani Martinez
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Dani Martínez delivered a message to his anticipated Tour de France rivals after his  Tour of the Basque Country victory that he can still improve ahead of his bid to win the yellow jersey.

The Ineos Grenadiers rider overturned a two-second deficit to Remco Evenepoel on the sixth and final stage of the Basque race to claim his second ever WorldTour stage race triumph, coming 20 months after his maiden, the 2020 Critérium du Dauphiné.

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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 long reads across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013. In 2024 he released a seven-part podcast documentary, Ghost in the Machine, about motor doping in cycling.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide 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.