Dan Martin leaves Vuelta a Espana early to welcome newborn twins

Dan Martin (UAE Team Emirates)

Dan Martin ( UAE Team Emirates ) has taken an early leave from the Vuelta a España and will travel home to be at his wife's side as they expect the arrival of newborn twins. The Irishman made the announcement through a team press release on the event's first rest day on Monday. "After consultation with the team and doctors in Andorra, we have come to the decision it is best for me to travel home to Andorra in order to support my wife with the imminent arrival of our twin girls," said Martin, who will travel home to Andorra and not start stage 10. Martin started the Vuelta a España off the back of a successful Tour de France in July where he secured a stage win, six top-10 finishes in stages and eighth place overall. He lined up in Malaga in support of teammate Fabio Aru's quest for ...

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