UAE Emirates today announced which riders support leader Daniel Martin in the Tour de France. The 31-year-old Irishman chose to focus on the Tour de France in 2018 and got the trust of his team. European champion Alexander Kristoff is allowed to ride for his chances in the bunch sprint, said by Citi News.
For Daniel Martin, it will be his sixth participation in the Tour de France. Since 2012 he is almost every year of the party, only in 2014, he was missing. His best result is the sixth place he won last year at the service of Quick-Step Floors.
“The Tour de France is my prominent goal since I signed with the UAE Emirates,” says Martin. “I intend to start the race stage before the stage and achieve the best possible results. The Tour can be divided in two and the first nine days will be treacherous and each time presents new challenges.
However, I am convinced that we have a great team that can take me to the mountains in a good position. Everything has gone well since the Dauphiné, and I am looking forward to starting. “
Rui Costa was forced to drop the Tour de France. The knee injury that the 31-year-old Portuguese has been struggling with for some time has not been sufficiently recovered, as a result of which the triple winner has had to withdraw.