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...]

Sky Falls In On Cancellara and Martin

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BESANCON, France, July 9, 2012 - World time trial champions Tony Martin and Fabian Cancellara were left way off the pace Monday as Team Sky scored another impressive result on the Tour de France. In the first of two long time trials race leader Bradley Wiggins tightened his grip on the yellow jersey by claiming a maiden stage victory that left defending champion Cadel Evans in second … [Read more...]

Omega Pharma Announce Tour de France Team

PARIS, June 20, 2012 (AFP) - Germany's world time trial champion Tony Martin and American Levi Leipheimer figure in the Omega Pharma team announced Wednesday for the upcoming Tour de France. Team manager Patrick Lefevere is upbeat over his cyclists' prospects, saying: "The team is competitive. "In the time trials we can count on Levi and Tony Martin who will be in his element this … [Read more...]

Tony Martin Had A Point To Prove

Tony Martin had a point to prove on Monday at Rund um den Finanzplatz - Eschborn - Frankfurt, racing for the first time on Monday following his bike accident on April 11. He suffered facial and shoulder injuries. Martin, working comfortably in the peloton chasing down breakaways at Runde Finanzplatz, went solo with 43km to go on a climb. His attack worked, and he stayed away until the finish line. … [Read more...]