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...]

Injury Updates On Tony Martin and Levi Leipheimer

Tony Martin Update Tony Martin's physical condition is improving. The TT world champion, who was hit by a car last Wednesday during training, has had the pleasure to finally get back on the saddle, even though only for a limited amount of time. "I am really happy to be able to get back on my bicycle on the road," Martin said. "I pedalled for 30 minutes yesterday on a bike path near home and … [Read more...]

Tony Martin Hospitalized After Hitting Car

ZURICH, April 12, 2012 (AFP) - Germany's world time trial champion Tony Martin has been hospitalized here after being knocked down by a car during training, his Omega Pharma team announced on Thursday. Martin lost consciousness after the collision and suffered a fractured cheekbone which could require surgery. The 26-year-old was treated in the local hospital at Munsterlingen … [Read more...]

Omega Counting on Martin, Levi and Chavanel At Paris-Nice

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PARIS, March 1, 2012 (AFP) - Belgian team Omega Pharma's hopes of winning the first major stage race of the season, the Paris-Nice, are spearheaded by Germany's Tony Martin, the defending champion, American Levi Leipheimer and Sylvain Chavanel. “The team has a very high level line up,” said Sports Director Brian Holm. “There's a lot of talent on the squad. Our goal is to fight for … [Read more...]

Neben and Martin Win Final Two Races For HTC-HighRoad

San Luis Obispo, California, 17th October 2011 - Amber Neben and World TT Champion Tony Martin won their respective events of Chrono des Nations this Sunday giving HTC-Highroad victories in it's final two events of operation. "It's wonderful to see the team successful again right to the very end of the season," said Team Owner Bob Stapleton. "Both the men and the women won their first race of … [Read more...]

Martin Smashes Millar Record At Chrono des Nations

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LES HERBIERS, France, Oct 16, 2011 (AFP) - Germany's world time trial champion Tony Martin, of HTC-Highroad, powered to victory in the 30th edition of the Chrono des Nations time trial on Sunday. American Amber Neben won the women's event. Martin, who upstaged Olympic champion Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland on his way to a maiden world time trial title in Copenhagen last month, … [Read more...]