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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 […]


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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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Martin wins Tour TT as Peraud and Pinot secure overall podium

Three-time world time trial champion Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) has taken a comfortable victory in the stage 20 ITT at the Tour de France. The German covered the 54km course from Bergerac to Perigueux in 1:06:21, clocking an average speed of 48.8km/h on a course that included four short climbs. Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Shimano) was second […]


Tour de France Stage 9 in photos

Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) has won stage 9 of the Tour de France in the Vosges mountains after attacking from a two-man breakaway on the biggest climb of the day. Martin had been leading the race with Cannondale’s Alessandro De Marchi before setting off alone on the first category climb to Le Markstein and powering […]


The tactic behind relinquishing yellow: Nibali willingly hands lead to Gallopin

It’s the most cherished prize in cycling but, as the old saying goes, sometimes when you love something you have to set it free. Vincenzo Nibali and his Astana team weighed things up, thought things out and decided to relinquish the grip on the yellow jersey the Italian had held since he won stage two […]


Tony Martin: “The last few minutes in particular were incredible”

The team was poleaxed when Mark Cavendish crashed out on the opening stage, hitting the deck on a day when he had set all his hopes on winning and taking the yellow jersey. The Omega Pharma-Quick Step riders have fought back superbly, though, and on Sunday Tony Martin made it the second stage victory in […]