Tour of Belgium Stage 3: Tony Martin Crushes ITT

24-May-2013: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team rider Tony Martin came into Tour of Belgium with his eyes on both the GC, and the 15km ITT of Tour of Belgium Stage 3 on Friday. Thanks to a top performance despite rainy conditions, Martin won the time trial by 40", and also had more than enough of a gap to take over the red jersey for the race lead. Martin's finishing time of 17'42" meant … [Read more...]

Froome Boosts Tour de France Bid With Romandie Win

LAUSANNE, April 28, 2013 (AFP) - British rider Chris Froome won the Tour of Romandie on Sunday for his third big win of the season. The 27-year-old Team Sky cyclist - the Olympic time-trial bronze medalist and second in last year's Tour de France - had 54 seconds to spare over second-placed Slovenian Simon Spilak while Portugal's Rui Costa filled third spot just as he did last year. … [Read more...]

Martin and Kwiatkowski Go 1-2 At Volta Algrave

MARTIN WINS STAGE BY MORE THAN A MINUTE 17-Feb-2013: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team riders Tony Martin and Michal Kwiatkowski had 28" and 19" to close on the GC in the final 34.8km Stage 4 Volta ao Algarve Time Trial on Sunday, which might have been too much time for many riders. However, this was not the case for the UCI World TT Champion Martin, and the young, strong Polish rider … [Read more...]

Wiggins’ Speed Rival Martin Aims To Dominate The Major Time Trials


BERLIN, Feb 13, 2013 - Reigning world time-trial champion Tony Martin has said he aims to dominate the speed discipline this season and challenge Britain's Olympic champion and Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins. The 27-year-old Martin won time-trial gold at both the 2011 and 2012 world cycling championships and is aiming for a hat-trick of titles when this year's event is held in … [Read more...]

Chrono des Nations: Martin, Chavanel Go 1-2

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Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team rider Tony Martin won the 48.5km time trial — Chrono des Nations — on Sunday. OPQS closed out the season in the best way possible: The 58th win in three disciplines, and a 1-2 finish. Sylvain Chavanel set the standard, with a blazing fast time of 58 minutes and 48 seconds on Sunday. He finished minutes ahead of much of the field. Following behind him … [Read more...]

Cummings Wins Final Stage, But Martin Claims Crown In Tour of Beijing


BEIJING, Oct 13, 2012 - Steve Cummings capped off a brilliant year for British cycling by taking the final stage of the Tour of Beijing on Saturday, but German Tony Martin reclaimed the title that he won last year. Cummings, who races for the BMC Racing Team, claimed victory on day five of cycling's last tour of the season by out-sprinting Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Sharp) in the final … [Read more...]

Haller Wins Tour of Beijing Stage Four


BEIJING, Oct 12, 2012 - Marco Haller won the fourth stage of the Tour of Beijing on Friday in his first professional victory, though 2011 champion Tony Martin retained the overall lead with just one leg to go. Haller, a 21-year-old Austrian racing for Katusha Team, had a late burst to overtake Italian Alessandro Petacchi of Lampre-ISD Team, who had sprinted toward the finish line. … [Read more...]

Martin Poised To Retain Tour of Beijing Crown


BEIJING, Oct 10, 2012 - Defending champion Tony Martin won the second stage of this year's Tour of Beijing on Wednesday after dominating for most of the race and crossing the line with a huge lead of 46 seconds. The German cyclist is now leading overall in the last tour of the season, and is in a dominant position to retain the title he won last year at China's first World Tour … [Read more...]

Martin Barely Beats Phinney In Successful TT Title Defense


VALKENBURG, Netherlands, Sept 19, 2012 (AFP) - Germany's Tony Martin on Wednesday successfully defended his world time-trial title, beating US rider Taylor Phinney by five seconds over 45.7km in Valkenburg, the Netherlands. The race between Martin and Phinney was the highlight of the competition and saw the German clock an average speed of 46.8 kmph. After his narrow victory, he lay flat … [Read more...]

Wiggins Blitzes Rivals To Claim Fourth Olympic Gold


LONDON, Aug 1, 2012 (AFP) - Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins of Britain bagged the fourth Olympic gold medal of his career here Wednesday after blitzing his rivals to win the men's road race time trial. Germany's reigning world champion Tony Martin finished second to take the silver with Britain's Chris Froome in third taking the bronze. Wiggins, crowned Britain's first … [Read more...]