Dan Martin rues bad luck with a late puncture in Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Dan Martin (UAE Team Emirates) at Liege-Bastogne-Liege 2018

A late front wheel puncture wrecked Dan Martin 's chances in Liège-Bastogne-Lièg e on Sunday, just when the UAE Team Emirates racer was in the thick of the race action and with only eight kilometres left to go. All this in the first Ardennes Classics where he felt he was back at a top racing level, too. "You couldn't make it up," Martin told Cyclingnews with a wry smile as he warmed down outside the team bus. "In fact, the way this year's gone in general you couldn't make it up." Martin had been on the attack with Tim Wellens (Lotto-Soudal), and at the point where he punctured, there were only 15 riders left in the front group. It was another round of bad luck for the Irishman in a race where he has taken one of his most significant victories, in 2013, but also where he crashed on the ...

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