Dan Martin finished well down the classification in this year's Tour de Romandie. As excuses go though, the Irish cyclist has a pretty good one. And he only found out about it two days after the event's completion.
It turns out he rode the entire race with two broken ribs sustained during the previous weekend's Liege-Bastogne-Liege.
Turns out I rode Romandie with 2 broken ribs from my LBL crash. I thought it was painful #alessoninsuffering
— Dan Martin (@DanMartin86) May 5, 2015
Martin broke those ribs when he was involved in a major crash with 42km remaining of the one day classic. It was the second consecutive year in which the Cannondale-Garmin man suffered bad luck during the race. In 2014, he crashed out on the final corner when he was in contention to retain his title.
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