Dani Martinez Conquers Itzulia Basque Country With An Impressive Stage 4 Win

Martinez Held The Helm Of Race Lead And Denied Alaphilippe and Ulissi Victory

Dani Martinez

With his spectacular uphill sprint, Dani Martinez (Ineos Grenadiers) won stage 4 of Itzulia Basque Country. It was a strategic win, during his ride, the Colombian carefully planned this approach. 

It was surely a daring effort as Dani Martinez had to hold off World Champion Julian Alaphilippe (Quick Step-Alpha Vinyl) alongside Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates). In a surprise turn of events, Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) finished fourth. 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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In the race, we saw many cyclists going against their riders, a prime example of this is Roglič keeping the lead on Remco Evenepoel (QuickStep-AlphaVinyl). In all this chaos, Martin moved to the third position and eventually won the race.

After the Colombian National Time Trial Title In February, this is Dani Marinez’s second win in 2022, and we cannot be more proud of his achievements. Not to mention, he also finished third at the Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta.

After finishing the race, Dani Martinez said:

It was a strong group of strong riders but I had great legs and knew the finish dragged up. With 200 meters to go, I felt there was a stall so I decided to go.

We had Geraint Thomas upfront and so I tried to go in the attack on the last climb but then I also thought to save it for the finish.

The overall classification is close but there are two difficult stages to come. We’re riding well and we’re well placed with Adam Yates, too. We’ll see how it goes tomorrow.

Itzulia Basque Country presented another hard day of racing, and we saw cyclists fighting on the roads between Vitoria and Zamudio. This was a race of 185km and it even featured a very abhorrent hill climb.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Martinez came back strong and beat riders from the UAE Team Emirates, he deserves this win. For more updates, you know where to look!

Also Read: Mads Pedersen Achieves His Stunning Second Victory At Stage 3 Of Circuit De La Sarthe

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