Tony Martin

Tony Martin: Dennis was always on my mind as a major threat

UTRECHT, The Netherlands (CT) – Rohan Dennis may have had to settle for a string of second places in his recent career but former world time trial champion Tony Martin said that he started the opening stage of the Tour de France convinced that the Australian rider was a big threat for the win. Dennis, […]

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Cavendish, Uran, Martin and Kwiatkowski lead strong Etixx-QuickStep selection for Tour de France

One day after it was confirmed that Marcel Kittel will not compete in this year’s Tour de France, the lineup that Mark Cavendish and his team hope will bring him closer to Eddy Merckx’s all time Tour stage win record of 34 victories has been named. The Etixx-QuickStep formation for the Tour is not just […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Nacer Bouhanni wins stage 2 of the Criterium du Dauphine; Caleb Ewan claims stage 2 of the Tour de Korea; Rolf Aldag on Tony Martin and UCI hour record – “He is definitely toying around with it in his head”; Obree on Wiggins’ UCI hour […]

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Rolf Aldag on Tony Martin and UCI hour record: “He is definitely toying around with it in his head”

When Bradley Wiggins demolished the previous UCI hour record in London’s Lee Valley VeloPark on Sunday, three names were mentioned by him and others as being capable of considering taking on the new mark. Fabian Cancellara and Alex Dowsett were two of those and while their teams were relatively tight-lipped about their ambitions on Monday, […]

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Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Specialized lululemon becomes Velocio-SRAM; Fourth rider linked to Astana team tests positive – Okishev fails A test for steroids; Tony Martin to attempt the hour record in 2015; Cookson open to shortening the Grand Tours; Bono surgeon reveals extensive injuries arising from bike smash; Smith […]

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Triumph for Wiggins as Briton takes first Elite road title in Ponferrada

Adding the rainbow jersey to the Olympic gold medal he took in 2012, Bradley Wiggins improved on his two previous second places in the world championship time trial on Wednesday when he raced to a clear win. The British rider denied his main rival Tony Martin the chance to become the first-ever rider in history […]

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Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Martin grabs Vuelta TT victory, Contador takes over red jersey from fallen Quintana; Buts wins stage four of the Tour of China, Gradek maintains overall lead; Froome’s push for red hits a stumbling block with below-par time trial; Cancellara loses runner-up slot in Vuelta TT […]

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Martin grabs Vuelta TT victory, Contador takes over red jersey from fallen Quintana

World time trial champion Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) blasted to victory as expected in the Vuelta a España’s stage ten time trial, notching up an important win in advance of the defence of his title next month. The German beat one of his main rivals for gold by 11 seconds, with former champ Fabian Cancellara […]

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Tour de France stage 20 in photos

The fans would have loved to see today’s individual time trial come down to a fight for precious seconds for the General Classification, but since Vincenzo Nibali’s Tour de France victory was assured, stage 20 was all about the battle for podium honours with only 15 seconds between second and fourth place. For the first […]

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Tony Martin: ‘Today it would have been hard for anybody to fight me’

Dominant in the stage 20 time trial in beating his nearest rival Tom Dumoulin (Giant Shimano) by 1 minute 39 seconds, Tony Martin was in a confident mood after netting his second stage victory in the Tour. The German rider acknowledged that several key names were missing but said he felt that his ride was […]

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