• Dan Martin rides in the pack during the 18th stage of the105th edition of the Tour de France (Getty) (AFP)Source: AFP
Dan Martin has left the 2018 Vuelta a Espana to be with wife Jess as they await the arrival of twins.
Cycling Central

UAE Team Emirates
4 Sep 2018 - 9:30 AM 

“After consultation with the team and doctors in Andorra," the rider said in a team statement. "We have come to the decision it is best for me to travel home to Andorra in order to support my wife with the imminent arrival of our twin girls.

"This Vuelta has been a great experience to race in as a teammate to this strong and young team, and to be able to offer my full support to Fabio. Although the race didn’t produce the results that I expected, I really enjoyed acting as a road captain to this young group.

"But the time has now come, slightly earlier than we anticipated, to head home and to support my wife in this incredibly exciting period of our lives.

The Irishman tweeted further:

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