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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...]

Wiggins ‘The Man To Beat’ as Martin, Cancellara Suffer

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LONDON, July 31, 2012 (AFP) - For world time trial champion Tony Martin, bidding for Olympic gold risks being a painful experience -- especially with the prospect of a Bradley Wiggins triumph lurking in the background. German specialist Martin succeeded four-time world champion Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland in Copenhagen last year to claim a first, coveted rainbow jersey in the race … [Read more...]

World Champ Tony Martin Pulls Out Of Tour de France

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MACON, France, July 10, 2012 (AFP) - World time trial champion Tony Martin of Germany has pulled out of the Tour de France during the race's first rest day on Tuesday, his Omega Pharma team confirmed. "Tony Martin will not take the start of the 10th stage of Tour de France tomorrow (Wednesday)," his team said in a statement. "In agreement with the team sport management and the team … [Read more...]