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Irish Pro Cycling reports Dan Martin completes Giro d'Italia
Ivan Basso’s long journey on the road to redemption took him back to the pinnacle of world cycling today when he won the Giro d’Italia for the second time while Dan Martin was one of just 139 riders to finish the race.
Dan Martin made a gallant effort to be part of the day’s big break on the penultimate stage of the Giro d’Italia only to fall short on the first of five climbs over which Johann Tschopp held out for a well deserved victory.
Dan Martin loses 27:26 in over Giro's Mortirolo
Ivan Basso is the new leader of the Giro d’Italia having decimated his biggest rivals in an incredible mountain stage which left Dan Martin 27:26 down on winner Michele Scarponi.
Andre Greipel ended his long wait for a stage win in this year’s Giro d’Italia on its shortest day with Dan Martin finishing just off the bunch after the 151 kilometre race from Levico Terme to Brescia.
Dan Martin enjoys quiet day in peloton on Giro's stage to Peio Terme
Damien Monier proved to be the strongest of a nineteen man breakaway who dominated today’s stage of the Giro d’Italia taking a solo victory on top of the Peio Terme where Dan Martin conceded 14 minutes and 48 seconds.
Irish Pro Cycling star Dan Martin finishing 20 on Giro's Plan de Corones TT
Dan Martin finished 20th in today’s 12.9 kilometre Plan de Corones mountain time trial with his time of 44 minutes ensuring that he maintained his 51st place in the Giro d’Italia GC.
Dan Martin talks to Irish Pro Cycling about coming of age as a climber at Giro
Dan Martin’s superb performance in finishing ninth on Monte Zoncolan sent out a clear message that he is coming of age as a climber and the 23 year old is confident that that result is just the start of things to come.
Irish Pro Cycling reports illness forces Deignan out of Tour of California
Illness prevented Philip Deignan from starting the final stage of the Tour of California won by Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Tranistions) while Michael Rogers (HTC Columbia) celebrated victory overall.
Dan Martin proved that he is well capable of challenging for a big mountain stage win in this year’s Giro d’Italia when he finished ninth behind Ivan Basso on today’s monumental climb of Monte Zoncolan.
Irish Pro Cycling reports Philip Deignan down 3:26 in LA Tour of California ITT
Philip Deignan finished the penultimate stage of the Tour of California with a time of 45:07 for the 33.6 kilometre time trial in downtown Los Angeles won by HTC Columiba’s Tony Martin in a blistering 41:41.
Irish Pro Cycling reports Dan Martin 18:50 on Nibali as Monte Grappa takes toll
The first salvo in the high mountains battle for this year’s Giro d’Italia crown was fired today with Vincenzo Nibali blitzing his way to a stage win over the monumental Monte Grappa which took 18:50 minutes out of Dan Martin.
Philip Deignan survived an epic day on the sixth stage of the Tour of California despite losing 31:31 over the seven categorised climbs which took the riders to the finish at Big Bear Lake almost 7,000 feet above sea level.
Martin Martin drops 8:41 as Belletti wins Giro d'Italia stage in Cesanatico
A late gasp by Manuel Belletti gave Italy another stage win when the Giro d’Italia finished in Marco Pantani’s hometown of Cesanatico today with Dan Martin coming home 8:41 in a straggling chase group.
Irish Pro Cycling reports Philip Deignan's GC improvement at Tour of California
Stage five of the Tour of California proved to be Philip Deignan’s best day in the race so far with the Cervelo Test Team rider making a crucial split in the peloton to improve his GC position.
Irish Pro Cycling reports Dan Martin 6:28 as Italian Pozzato wins Giro stage
It took twelve days but the Italians were finally given something to celebrate in this year’s Giro d’Italia when Filippo Pozzato won today’s stage into Porto Recanati while Dan Martin saved himself at the end dropping another 6:28.
Irish Pro Cycling reports Philip Deignan's Tour of California role for Theo Bos
Philip Deignan had a key role to play in executing a new strategy which the Cervelo Test Team devised for stage four of the Tour of California to give sprinter Theo Bos the best opportunity of winning the stage.
Irish Pro Cycling reports Dan Martin makes big Giro d'Italia break to L'Aquila
Dan Martin was part of the latest extraordinary chapter in this year’s Giro d’Italia when he rode clear in a group of 56 riders who turned the GC upside down on today’s eleventh stage from Lucera to L’Aquila.
Tour of California leaves Philip Deignan 25:45 off David Zabriskie in GC
Philip Deignan has dropped well out of contention for the GC at the Tour of California finishing stage three from San Francisco to Santa Cruz 16:24 down on stage winner and new race leader David Zabriskie
Irish Pro Cycling report Dan Martin 44secs down as Farrar wins second Giro stage
Tyler Farrar claimed his second stage of the Giro d’Italia today after a super fast sprint finish through the narrow streets of Bitonoto with teammate Dan Martin tucked safely in a group just 44 seconds back.
Irish Pro Cycling - Nicolas Roche all clear to return for Tour de Suisse
Nicolas Roche got the result he was looking for today with doctors giving him the all clear to return to bike training three weeks after pulling out of the Tour de Romandie with a torn hamstring.
Irish Pro Cycling reports Philip Deignan drops 9:11 on Tour of California stage
Philip Deignan fought a tough battle to limit his losses and to preserve his GC hopes on stage two of the Tour of California after a select group of 27 riders went clear over the final climb of the day.
Irish Pro Cycling reports that Dan Martin loses 7:36 on rain soaked Giro stage
Deplorable weather conditions marred today’s Giro d’Italia stage to Cava De’Tirreni with Dan Martin dropping 7 minutes 36 seconds having been caught on the wrong side of a number of splits in the peloton.
Irish Pro Cycling reports Philip Deignan 91st of stage 1 of Tour of California
Philip Deignan escaped two crashes in the closing kilometres of the opening stage of the Tour de California which took out two teammates while Mark Cavendish powered his way into the leader’s jersey.
Irish Pro Cycling star Dan Martin starts GC ascent at Giro d'Italia
Dan Martin finished today’s first mountainous stage of the Giro d’Italia over four minutes down on stage winner Chris Sorensen (Saxo Bank) but made a big leap back up the GC where he now lies 95th overall.
Dan Martin battles through Giro D'Italia as Evans wins classic stage
World Champion Cadel Evans won today’s monumental stage of the Giro d’Italia and his spectacular victory on a day that many riders will want to forget will be remembered for generations to come.
Irish Pro Cycling reports that Dan Martin role on Giro stage to Carrara
Dan Martin lost 11:30 in today’s sixth stage of the Giro d’Italia after being called upon to help Garmin-Transitions team leader David Millar regain contact after a mechanical problem on the penultimate climb.
Irish Pro Cycling reports that Dan Martin loses 55 seconds at Giro d'Italia
A split in the peloton with just four kilometres to go cost Dan Martin another 55 seconds in today’s fifth stage of the Giro d’Italia won by Quickstep’s Jerome Pineau after an epic breakaway.
Irish Pro Cycling reports on Giro d'Italia team time trial stage and Dan Martin
The Liquigas-Doimo team stole everyone’s thunder in a rain soaked Giro D’Italia team time trial springing three Italian riders to the top of the GC while Dan Martin moved up to 84th overall 9:51 behind new leader Vincenzo Nibali.
Irish Pro Cycling reports Deignan to be Cervelo's GC man for Tour of California
The Cervelo Test Team’s hopes of contesting the GC at next week’s Amgen Tour of California have been firmly placed upon the shoulders of Philip Deignan.
Irish Pro Cycling Giro d'Italia 2010 report - Dan Martin drops 7:59
Dan Martin lost almost eight minutes on a day of high drama at the Giro d’Italia as high winds and high speed crashes ripped the peloton apart before leaving Alexandre Vinokourov as the new race leader.
Irish Pro Cycling reports Dan Martin survives chaotic day at Giro d'Italia
Dan Martin survived a chaotic day in the Giro d’Italia’s second stage to Utrecht finishing 106th in a chasing group which lost 37 seconds as teammate Tyler Farrar bounced back from a heavy fall to win the big bunch sprint.
Irish Pro Cycling reports Dan Martin gets Giro d"Italia off to a flying start
Dan Martin got his first Giro d’Italia off to a flying start in Amsterdam today finishing 39 seconds behind Bradley Wiggins who wears the first maglia rosa having clocked a winning time of 10:18 in the opening 8.4 kilometre individual time trial.
Dan Martin talks to Irish Pro Cycling about his hopes for the Giro d'Italia
Dan Martin’s priority in the opening week of the Giro d’Italia is get through the first three days in the Netherlands which he says will define his prospects of challenging for stage wins and the GC.
Nicolas Roche’s prospects of riding this year’s Tour de France have suffered a major setback with a torn hamstring forcing him to take a three week break from cycling to allow the injury to heal.
Philip Deignan talks to Irish Pro Cycling about rebuilding Tour of California
Philip Deignan will return to racing at the Tour of California later this month having spent the past fortnight unravelling the problems which have plagued his season and disrupted his plans for success.
Nicolas Roche’s hopes of making up lost ground in the Tour de Romandie ended today when a knee injury prevented the AG2R La Mondiale rider from starting the rain soaked mountain stage to Chatel won by Simon Spilak in a group containing all of the GC contenders.

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