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Martin finishes Basque Tour in 15th

Posted 12 April 2010

Garmin Transitions  pro Dan Martin rounded off a solid performance in the Tour of the Basque Country moving up one place to 15th in the GC after the final stage in Orio.

He posted a time of 34 minutes and 04 seconds over the 22 kilometre individual time trial course finishing 1:31 behind American Chris Horner (Team Radioshack) whose stage win was also enough to see him to snatch overall victory from Alejandro Valverdre (Caisse d’Epargne).

Horner, who carried a slender 1 second deficit into the stage, put in a powerhouse performance to beat Valverde by eight seconds and to win the race overall by seven seconds.

Martin recovered well from a bruising day in the mountains and in conceding only 1:31 to Horner succeeded in improving his final standing after a week which will provide him with plenty of inspiration as he turns his attention to upcoming stage races.


Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco, ESP, UPT (ProTour)

April 10, Stage 6: Orio. ITT, 22kms

1. Christopher Horner (Team Radioshack) 32 mins, 33 secs.
2. Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) at 8 secs.
3. Maxime Monfort (Team HTC - Columbia) at 13 secs.

25. Daniel Martin (Garmin - Transitions) at 1 min, 31 secs.

Final general classification:

1. Christopher Horner (Team Radioshack) 23 hours, 27 mins, 30 secs
2. Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) at 7 secs.
3. Beñat Intxausti (Euskaltel - Euskadi) at 58 secs.

15. Daniel Martin (Garmin - Transitions) at 3 mins, 30 secs.

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