Martin claims Lombardia victory

first_img “To get second and crash in the last corner last year, it’s incredible to win it after all the bad luck this year.” Ireland’s Dan Martin held off Alejandro Valverde and Rui Costa to win the one-day Tour of Lombardia for Garmin-Sharp. The 2013 Liege-Bastogne-Liege winner was part of a group which hauled in breakaway pair Pieter Weening (Orica-GreenEdge) and Ben Hermans (BMC Racing) in the final kilometre and he pulled away in the final corners. The Birmingham-born rider, who crashed in the event last year and also in this season’s Giro d’Italia and Liege-Bastogne-Liege, said: ” I love this race, it’s one of my favourite races. center_img Press Associationlast_img

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