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Will Tony Martin reach a Top Ten overall finish at this year's Tour de France

For Sure
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9%
Maybe
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23%
Hell No
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22 Jun 2014 12:38

step 1: Sign for Sky
Step 2: loose 5 kg, and keep his current power output
Step 3: Become the new Indurain :eek:
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22 Jun 2014 12:52

Vino attacks everyone wrote:step 1: Sign for Sky
Step 2: loose 5 kg, and keep his current power output
Step 3: Become the new Indurain :eek:


If he doesn't sign with Sky, I'm okay with that plan!
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22 Jun 2014 13:21

Vino attacks everyone wrote:t
Step 3: Become the new Indurain :eek:


He rides more like Ullrich.
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22 Jun 2014 16:05

kingjr wrote:He rides more like Ullrich.


Ulrich did great in GC.


That aside, TM did great in this TdS. What a ride by him. and he came 4th in GC.

He just earned 72 UCI points.
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22 Jun 2014 16:36

Tony could even win this with stronger team, great effort anyway!
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22 Jun 2014 20:17

I've become quite the fanboy.
What a ride.
What a massive champ!
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22 Jun 2014 21:19

With a normal team not that ****ing train they bring in every time,maybe Martin could have won this one.Great ride non the less.
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22 Jun 2014 21:26

Martin's reaction to defeat is an example. Really humble guy, I'll be cheering for him in July again.
"I was excited to pass Rui Costa in front of me. I never thought that would be possible in my life."
Tour de France almost-winner, Andy Schleck acknowledges Rui Costa's awesomeness.

"58x11. I do not often use it, but when you need it, it is always there."
Why the hell would you need that Tony?
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13 Jul 2014 15:00

I am surprised bavarianrider hasn't started gloating here.
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13 Jul 2014 15:05

He did, in the stage thread :)
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13 Jul 2014 15:48

what a ride by panzer!!!!

is it just me or has he become much slimmer than before?
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13 Jul 2014 16:27

Great ride for Tony,this guy is a machine.Maybe he should try at least for one year a GC ride in a GT,if Wiggo could do it,Martin should do it better:)
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13 Jul 2014 17:52

I'm on the bandwagon.
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13 Jul 2014 18:36

Unbelievable win today.
Can only be done by a super TT'er who can climb. Today 3000m.
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13 Jul 2014 18:38

MBotero wrote:Great ride for Tony,this guy is a machine.Maybe he should try at least for one year a GC ride in a GT,if Wiggo could do it,Martin should do it better:)


He is a little smaller than Wiggins....I guess if he put his mind to it he could be similar to Wiggo....his biggest problem would be that they don't often have a course like 2012.
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13 Jul 2014 18:41

Didn't like him in the beginning (because I am a fan of Cance and he was an obvious rival). But I must say that over the past couple of years I have really grown to like him. Really humble and nice guy, I hope he will be given the freedom in the future because he really has the abilities to do incredible things like he did today.
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14 Jul 2014 13:01

Nice ride - watched him fail gloriously in final K in vuelta last year, great to see this one stick.

Good to see a TTer show the strengths that can bring to a GT in the group stages as well as the specialist individual TTs.
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14 Jul 2014 13:29

Has he lost much weight?
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09 Jan 2015 09:58

Tony has announced his spring shedule

Dubai
Nizza
Baskenland
Amstel
Romandie

His first goal is the GC of Paris-Nice
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09 Jan 2015 22:42

Bavarianrider wrote:Tony has announced his spring shedule

Dubai
Nizza
Baskenland
Amstel
Romandie

His first goal is the GC of Paris-Nice

I think he is doing Algarve as well no?
I would like to see him in San Remo. If he has the distance in the legs he could be a funny rider to go in bold moves.
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Tour de France almost-winner, Andy Schleck acknowledges Rui Costa's awesomeness.

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Why the hell would you need that Tony?
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