Tony Martin Given All-Clear To Start Second Stage


AJACCIO, France, June 30, 2013 (AFP) – Two-time world time-trial champion
Tony Martin has been given the all-clear to start Sunday’s second stage of the
Tour de France despite suffering a nasty fall in Saturday’s opener, his team
The Omega Pharma-QuickStep team confirmed via Twitter that Martin, 28,
would ride the 156 kilometres across Corsica from Bastia to Ajaccio after
hospital examinations on Saturday night revealed that he did not suffer any
fractures when sent to the ground in a mass crash near the end of Saturday’s
There were reports that Martin fainted twice before being put on a
stretcher and taken to hospital amid fears that he had broken his collarbone
or shoulder.
Omega Pharma-QuickStep confirmed on Saturday that he was suffering from
concussion, a contusion on his left lung, widespread bruising, and a deep cut
on his left elbow, but that has not stopped the German from carrying on in
what is the 100th edition of the sport’s greatest race.