He finished third in the opening day's racing.
Dan Martin narrowly missed out on victory in today’s opening stage of the Vuelta Espana.
The Team Israel Start-Up Nation rider placed third behind Richard Carapaz and stage winner Primoz Roglic.
The Tour De France green jersey winner Sam Bennett is also in the lineup.
Former Ireland U23 team member from Shannonside Cycling club Graham O'Brien outlines where he thinks his best chances are: