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Irishman takes Tuscan triumph.

danmartin1Dan Martin (Garmin-Cervelo) won the Giro della Toscana yesterday in a six-man sprint to earn his first victory of the season.

The 24-year-old Irishman bided his time in the finale and came around Italy’s Mauro Santambrogio (BMC)in the final 50 metres for the win. Santambrogio initiated the sprint from 300 metres out and hung on for second place while Colombia’s Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez (D’Angelo & Antenucci-Nippo) claimed third.

“Christophe and I were in a 10 man group, Christophe took the opportunity to attack, I did my best to block behind but with the strong headwind to the line we caught him with only 300m to the line. Having Christophe in front allowed me to recover enough to take the sprint” said Dan, “It was a beautiful race and made the trip to Tuscany worthwhile for all!”