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


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


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


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...]

Sprinter Greipel Leads German Team For Cycling Worlds

BERLIN - Sprinter Andre Greipel will head the German team for the September 29-October 3 road cycling world championships in Australia, the German cycling federation announced Wednesday. Greipel will be partnered by three team-mates from his Columbia professional cycling team. The 36-year-old Lampre rider Danilo Hondo, who was suspended between 2005-8 for doping, will help prep Greipel … [Read more...]

Tony Martin Wins TT And Overall At Eneco Tour

HTC-Columbia's Tony Martin used his time trial strength to the confirm overall victory in the Eneco Tour on Tuesday as he surged an emphatic win in the race's last individual time trial in Genk, Belgium. Already the fastest at the time trial's intermediate checkpoint, Martin finally came close to averaging 50 kilometres an hour on the short but very technical course, which he completed with a … [Read more...]