News | Gran Piemonte • October 10, 2019
Solid fifth place for Martin at Gran Piemonte
The Irishman impresses on the climb to Oropa
Daniel Martin put in a strong ride in the 2019 edition of Gran Piemonte on a tough parcours.
The arrival at the Sanctuary of Oropa saw the Irishman (photo Bettini) bag 5th place with victory going to the Colombian Egan Bernal (Team Ineos) ahead of his compatriot Ivan Sosa.
The winner of the Tour de France made the winning move just under 2km from the finish, after team-mate Sosa had reduced the leading group to a select few. At the time of Bernal’s attack, Martin had lost a few meters,but still held on to secure a place in the top 5.
Martin: “My legs were really good today but Bernal was so strong. I crashed early on: my front wheel went from under me on one of the corners and I came down. It wasn’t ideal but I’m okay.
We’re going into Lombardia relaxed, Ulissi is going really well too so we have a strong team.”
1 Egan Bernal (Col) Team Ineos 4h24’16”
2 Ivan Sosa (Col) Team Ineos 6″
3 Nans Peters (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale 8″
4 Emanuel Buchman (Ger) Bora-hansgrohe 10″
5 Daniel Martin (Irl) UAE Team Emirates 11″