Daniel Martin racing in the Volta ao Algarve in Portugal. He took fourth in the second stage. Photograph: Getty Images

Dan Martin went close to taking his first victory of the season on Thursday, netting fourth on the second stage of the Volta ao Algarve in Portugal. T(...)

Irish rider Daniel Martin of the Quick-Step Floors team in action during the third stage of the 43rd Algarve Tour, a time trial over 18km, in Sagres, Portugal. Photograph: EPA

Following his stage victory in the Volta ao Algarve on Thursday, Dan Martin started Friday’s 18 kilometre time trial hoping to ride strongly but was u(...)

Ireland’s  Daniel Martin of the team Quick-Step Floors cuts the finish line to win the second stage of the Algarve Tour cycling race, over 189.3km between Lagoa and Alto da Foia, Monchique, Portugal. Photograph: EPA

Dan Martin showed superb form in Portugal on Thursday, taking a victory on what is only his second stage race of 2017. The Irish QuickStep Floors ride(...)