Italy — Daniel Martin scored a brilliant win in Italy on Tuesday to give the Garmin-Transitions team two major victories in one day. Martin, who turns 24 on Friday, followed teammate Svein Tuft’s ProTour stage win at the Eneco Tour with a solo victory at the Tre Valli Varesine one-day race in Italy.
Martin broke away with Domenico Pozzovivo one kilometer before the finish of the 199-kilometer race and then dropped the Italian to take the win by 6 seconds. It was the latest breakthrough for the young Irishman, who also won a stage at the recent Tour of Poland and finished third overall at July’s Brixia Tour in Italy.
TRE VALLI VARESINE
Italy, August 17
1. Daniel Martin (Irl), Garmin-Transitions, 4:51:20
2. Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita), Colnago-CSF Inox, at 0:06
3. Jerome Baugnies (Bel), Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator, at 0:12
4. Kristof Vandewalle (Bel), Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator, at 0:12
5. Damiano Cunego (Ita), Lampre-Farnese Vini, at 0:12