That was puzzling to some. If Vaughters was interested in the Roche bloodline, why not target Nicolas Roche, Stephen son and just one year older than his cousin Martin?
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It classic Garmin: the counterintuitive choice based on geek science that might just turn out to be brilliant.
not really our job to ride tempo in the mountains, Vaughters said. for Sky and BMC. We want to get in breaks and force more dynamic racing. So Dan can actually help Ryder by being up the road in a break. He forces the other teams to chase, and he might even put himself in a position to win a stage.
A talented climber, Martin isn necessarily built for the 2012 route, with its heavy emphasis on time trialing. He here, nominally, to support Ryder Hesjedal bid for the overall classification.
But as the days to the race wound down, Martin was forced to make an agonizing decision and scratch his start (Dutch rider Martijn Maaskant was a late replacement).
hindsight it was better to do the (2011) Vuelta Espana, he told Bicycling this week at the Tour de France. wasn ready for a Grand Tour in 2009.
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many riders win Tour stages in their first year in the race. But Martin is not a bad pick for such a side bet.
head as he named rookie Ramunas Navardauskas instead. It was a decision vindicated by Garmin team time trial win, in which Navardauskas muscle played a major role.
Martin has already won a stage of the Vuelta Espana (2011), and Vaughters says that when Martin is in a breakaway finds ways to win.
After the near miss in Monaco, Martin had to wait three years to get his Tour debut. But he got it in Li and, to hear him tell it, he better off for it.
Dan Martin Is Ready to Race the Tour de France
When Vaughters signed Martin to his first pro contract in 2008, he made little secret of his glee that Martin was nephew of former world champion and Giro d and Tour de France winner Stephen Roche.
A 26 year old Martin is far more confident than the 22 year old version was. Vaughters pointed out how Martin already seemed to be adapting to the amped up pace of the Tour, citing his eighth place finish on Stage 1.
Well, Vaughters explained, Nike Air Max Girls Pink the genetic component of aerobic capacity is passed down through the mother DNA, so from a scientific standpoint it smarter to sign Martin, son of Stephen Roche sister, than Roche own son.
But Vaughters says he optimistic about what he might see from his team sole Tour debutant in the Alps and Pyrenees.
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