Tony Martin

Race leader Tony Martin to undergo surgery Thursday evening, out of Tour de France

LE HAVRE, France (CT) – Tony Martin’s stint in the yellow jersey has ended many days sooner than he had envisaged, with the German rider forced to quit the race and travel to Hamburg for immediate surgery. Martin took over the race lead on Tuesday when he attacked with just over three kilometres to go […]

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Stybar wins stage six of Tour de France, race leader Tony Martin crashes hard

LE HAVRE, France (CT) – On a day of contrasting fortunes for the Etixx-QuickStep team, Zdenek Stybar jumped away inside the final two kilometres to win the stage while race leader Tony Martin crashed in the finale. Martin badly injured his shoulder and was pushed across the line by three team-mates, nursing his left arm. […]

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Andre Greipel sprints to a second win on stage 5, Tony Martin retains Tour lead

AMIENS, France (CT) – Andre Greipel (Lotto Soudal) has taken his second win at the 2015 Tour de France, sprinting to victory in Amiens on a wet and windy stage 5. Greipel, who was wearing the green jersey for a third consecutive stage, crossed the line ahead of Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo) and Mark Cavendish (Etixx-Quick-Step) […]

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Tour de France stage 4 photo gallery

After missing out on the yellow jersey for three days in a row, Tony Martin (Etixx-Quick Step) made it in Cambrai after breaking away solo with 3.1km to go. Martin scores his fifth stage victory at the Tour de France and moved into the lead for the first time with 12 seconds lead over Chris […]

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Martin wins Tour de France stage four with panache, takes yellow jersey

It’s been an exercise in persistence and determination. Tony Martin has been sitting second overall in the Tour de France since taking the runner-up slot in Saturday’s time trial, hovering just off the lead as first Rohan Dennis, then Fabian Cancellara, and then Chris Froome took over the yellow jersey. However, after starting stage four […]

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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 […]

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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