Martin Wins Tour of Basque Country Final Stage

HTC-Highroad's Tony Martin took his fifth win of the 2011 season on Saturday when he powered to victory in the final stage of the Tour of the Basque Country. The 2011 Tour of the Algarve and Paris-Nice winner was nine seconds faster than Germany's Andreas Klöden in the 24 kilometer time trial, starting and finishing in Zalla. HTC-Highroad team-mate, Marto Pinotti took third, 24 seconds … [Read more...]

Martin and HTC-Highroad Take Top Spots In Rankings

Tony Martin and HTC-Highroad have moved into the lead of the UCI's WorldTour individual and team rankings following the German's overall victory and Matt Goss' stage win in Paris-Nice. "For sure it's a really big honor for me," Martin said, "There have been some big names before me leading that classification in the past so I'm proud to be there, too." "I know it'll be hard to defend it, but … [Read more...]

Tony Martin Fact File

Factfile on Paris-Nice winner Tony Martin: Name: Tony Martin Date of birth: April 23, 1985 Place of birth: Erfurt (Germany) Nationality: German Height: 1.85 m Weight: 75 kg Teams: Thuringer (2006 and 2007), HTC-Highroad since 2008 Main honours: Stage races 2011: Paris-Nice (plus 1 time trial stage), Tour of the Algarve 2011 (plus 1 time trial stage) 2010: … [Read more...]

Martin Wins Paris-Nice, Voeckler Takes The Final Stage

NICE, France, March 13, 2011 - German all-rounder Tony Martin of the HTC-Highroad team won the 69th edition of Paris-Nice Sunday as French champion Thomas Voeckler claimed victory in the eighth and final stage. Martin, 25, took control of the race when he won Friday's 27km time trial, and held on to his 36-sec lead on compatriot Andreas Kloden to claim his second stage race victory … [Read more...]

Martin Keeps Lead In Paris-Nice

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BIOT, France, March 12, 2011 - Germany's Tony Martin retained the lead in the Paris-Nice after Saturday's stormy seventh stage was won by French rider Remy Di Gregorio. This first major-stage race of the season is known as the Race to the 'Sun' but there was little of that in evidence as strong winds and rain made life difficult for the peloton during the 215.5km ride. One man … [Read more...]

Martin Wins Time Trial, Takes Control of Paris-Nice

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AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France, March 11, 2011 - German Tony Martin of HTC-Highroad hammered home his victory intentions at Paris-Nice by winning the sixth stage time trial to take command of the 'Race to the Sun' on Friday. Fellow German Andreas Kloden started the 27km race against the clock with a 10sec advantage on Martin but could only finish in fourth, 46sec back, as Martin scorched to … [Read more...]

Martin, Sagan Tipped For Paris-Nice Success

PARIS, March 5, 2011 - Germany's Tony Martin and Peter Sagan of Slovakia will be among the in-form riders looking to capitalise on the relative lack of Spanish talent when the first major stage race of the season, Paris-Nice, kicks off on Sunday. Spanish riders have stamped their authority on the 'Race to the Sun', as the event is traditionally known, in recent years with Alberto … [Read more...]

Martin Wins Tour of Algarve, With Contador Dropping To Fourth

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LISBON, Feb 20, 2011 (AFP) - German rider Tony Martin won the Tour of the Algarve on Sunday after winning the fifth and final stage, a 17.2km time-trial from Lagao to Portimao. There was disappointment for Spain's three-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador, who was only cleared to compete on Tuesday after being cleared of doping by the Spanish Cycling Federation. Bidding to win … [Read more...]

Tony Martin Wins Algarve For HTC-Highroad

Tony Martin netted an impressive double victory for HTC-Highroad in the Volta ao Algarve in Portugal on Sunday, winning both the final time trial and the overall classification. The German national time trial champion and 2010 World Time Trial bronze medallist completed the 17 kilometre course looping around the city of Portimao in a time of 21 minutes and 53 seconds, five seconds ahead of … [Read more...]

Cancellara Wins Record Fourth World TT Title

Written by: Justin Davis GEELONG, Australia - Swiss Olympic champion Fabian Cancellara rode into the history books Thursday by winning a record fourth time trial crown at the world road race cycling championships. Cancellara clocked a winning time of 58min 09sec for the tough 45.8km course to beat Britain's David Millar by just over a minute. Millar clocked 59:11 to … [Read more...]