Tony Martin Defends World Time Trial Title

FLORENCE, Italy, Sept 25, 2013 - Germany's Tony Martin came close to matching the speed of his six-man Omega-Pharma team on his way to a third consecutive time trial title at the world road race cycling championships Wednesday. Britain's reigning Olympic champion Bradley Wiggins finished second, with Swiss former champion Fabian Cancellara taking the bronze. Martin clocked a … [Read more...]

Michael Morkov Steals Tour of Spain Sixth Stage

CACERES, Spain, Aug 29, 2013 (AFP) - Denmark's Michael Morkov (Saxo) sprinted to victory in a remarkable sixth stage of the Tour of Spain on Thursday to deny double world time trial champion and long-time leader Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-Quickstep). Martin had led from the third kilometre of the 175km ride from Guijelo to Caceres but was caught metres from the line as Morkov surged home … [Read more...]

Tony Martin Wins Time Trial, Froome Reinforces Lead

MONT SAINT MICHEL, France, July 10, 2013 (AFP) - Tour de France leader Chris Froome tightened his grip on the yellow jersey after finishing runner-up to world champion Tony Martin in the 11th stage time trial on Wednesday. Martin had set the early pace for the windswept 33 km course from Avranches to Mont Saint Michel in 36min 29sec but had a nervous wait as Froome threatened to upset … [Read more...]

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 said. The Omega Pharma-QuickStep team confirmed via Twitter that Martin, 28, would ride the 156 kilometres across Corsica from Bastia to Ajaccio after hospital … [Read more...]

No Fracture For Tour Crash-Victim Tony Martin

BASTIA, France, June 29, 2013 - Two-time world time-trial champion Tony Martin escaped without any fractures despite suffering a nasty fall on the first stage of the Tour de France on Saturday, his Omega Pharma-Quick Step team confirmed. Despite that, he was suffering from concussion, a contusion on his left lung, widespread bruising, and a deep cut on his left elbow. As a result, … [Read more...]

Injured Tony Martin To Be First Tour de France Casualty

BASTIA, France, June 29, 2013 (AFP) - Two-time world time-trial champion Tony Martin looked set to be the first rider to withdraw from the Tour de France on Saturday, as the German was taken to hospital with a serious-looking injury following a fall on the opening stage. A host of riders, among them Alberto Contador, went to ground as the finish of the first stage, a 213-kilometre ride … [Read more...]

Dennis Takes The Yellow, As Martin Wins Dauphine Stage 4

PARC DES OISEAUX, France, June 05, 2013 (AFP) - Australian Rohan Dennis snatched the race leader's yellow jersey of the Criterium du Dauphine after Wednesday's fourth stage, which was won by German Tony Martin. Garmin rider Dennis, a silver medalist in the team pursuit at the London Olympics, was second in the 32.5km time-trial, 47sec behind Omega-Pharma's Martin, the reigning world … [Read more...]

Super Sunday for OPQS: Two Red Jerseys in One Day

Cavendish Wins 5th Giro Stage & Maglia Rossa, Martin Wins Tour of Belgium Overall 26-May-2013: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team was successful in every way possible on Sunday, with Mark Cavendish winning the 21st Stage of the Giro d'Italia as well as the red (points) jersey, and Tony Martin winning the Tour of Belgium overall for the second straight year. Giro d'Italia Stage 21: Manx … [Read more...]

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...]