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

  • Hell No

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Bavarianrider said:
I couldn't log in to the forum for the last couple of days. Don't know why.

Anyway, it's working again.

Well i hope Tony has a go at Paris Roubaix than. I don't really think he'll be sucesfull there, but it's still the race that should offer him the ebst chances within the classics. Being a TT guy only would really be a waste of his talent.
So if he decides to no do the GC thing, Tony should look for a new challenge. TT and Roubaix should co exist well.
I aswell hope he tries P-R once. He has the power and body to do really well there, unless he doesnt want to suffer on the stones. Besides he's always been pretty anti 'dangerous' courses and P-R could be a course of which he thinks its madness.
This is just me making wild guesses though.
Bavarianrider said:
Well i hope Tony has a go at Paris Roubaix than. I don't really think he'll be sucesfull there, but it's still the race that should offer him the ebst chances within the classics. Being a TT guy only would really be a waste of his talent.
So if he decides to no do the GC thing, Tony should look for a new challenge. TT and Roubaix should co exist well.
Unfortunately he says he hates cobbles and he's also not good enough technically.
The Hitch said:
Vuelta 11 was a tt heavy course?

Oh, you mean winning the tdf right? Well thats not the same as gt contender but fair enough.

Dont want to hijack the thread but cant let this go.

None of this was neccesary for Wiggins. For 1 the competition wasnt weak. It had Nibali who is the best non sky gt rider in the world now that Contador is ****.

Route was time trial heavy but didnt need it. He was better than all his opponents in the mountains, and even an uber short tt course would have given him enough of a lead. If you take away every single tt km from the 2012 Tour wiggins still ends up as the winner.

Figure that.
Horner is the best non-sky GT rider. :eek:
Apr 19, 2010
JRanton said:
Exceptional performance. Pretty obvious that the stars aligned for Wiggins last year with all of Tony's bad luck with injuries.
Pretty obvious Tony will never come close to accomplishing anything close to the level of Bradley. It was a deserved win, but now let's see Tony win something other than Time Trials.


Jul 7, 2013

so wiggo's wheel was backwards and the german dude wear's some body aero extensions?

i expected wiggo to put 1 min in to him , not the either way, now it's coming to light, the difference was to big and in the wrong direction.
Seems like Tony is finally Grabsch 2.0. No he even can't hang on in the Algarve mountains anymore:( What ever happened to him. I mean back in the day he was able to show descent results in real alpine stages. No he loses 10 minutes on hills. :(

1 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 6:20:53
2 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:42
3 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha
4 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas-Doimo
5 Lance Armstrong (USA) Team Radioshack
6 Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
7 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team
8 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank
9 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo
10 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:01:20
11 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Radioshack
12 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank
13 Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:01:46
14 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team Radioshack 0:02:16
15 Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank 0:02:17
16 Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 0:02:36
17 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
18 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step
19 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:03:45
20 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:50
21 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:03:57
22 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:04:00
23 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia 0:04:53
24 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step 0:04:58
25 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:06:40
26 Nicolas Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
27 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram
28 Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin - Transitions
29 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:06:43
30 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:06:50
31 Luis Leòn Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:06:58
32 Juan Manuel Gárate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank
33 Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française Des Jeux
34 Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Footon-Servetto 0:08:21
35 Juan José Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
36 Alexandre Pliuschin MOL Team Katusha 0:09:53
37 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team Radioshack 0:10:30
38 Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana
39 Morris Possoni (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team
40 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step
41 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team
42 Grégory Rast (Swi) Team Radioshack
43 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
44 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux
45 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank
46 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:10:33
47 Oscar Pereiro Sio (Spa) Astana 0:11:38
48 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
49 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha 0:12:07
50 Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:12:26
51 Brice Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
52 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:14:13
53 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:15:13
54 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:15:28
55 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
56 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne
57 Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale 0:16:50
58 Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Astana
59 Dimitri Muravyev (Kaz) Team Radioshack
60 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha
61 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram
62 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana
63 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Katusha
64 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank
65 Kjell Carlström (Fin) Sky Professional Cycling Team
66 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step
67 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française Des Jeux
68 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Transitions
69 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
70 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
71 Francis Mourey (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:16:57
72 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Transitions 0:17:06
73 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini
74 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step
75 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:21:46
76 Alexandre Moos (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:21:48
77 Marco Corti (Ita) Footon-Servetto 0:22:51
78 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Liquigas-Doimo
79 Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale
80 Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
81 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team
82 Francisco Javier Aramendia Llorente (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
83 Aitor Hernandez Gutierrez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
84 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions
85 Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team
86 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank
87 Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank
88 Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
89 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank
90 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team
91 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale
92 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank
93 Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia 0:22:57
94 Jason Mccartney (USA) Team Radioshack 0:23:01
95 Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions 0:25:11
96 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step
97 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo
98 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step
99 Hayden Roulston (NZl) Team HTC - Columbia
100 Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team
Bavarianrider said:
Actually prior to todays stage he said he wanted to test himself and was confident to hang on to th best. he wanted to gor for GC ;)
I'm shocked then :) But it was clearly a bad day he has always done well on the hills, including being close to win Pais Vasco.
Apr 11, 2010
Dekker_Tifosi said:
Did he do the same training as Gesink or what? :D
Naw, he just goes all out, Ullrich-style, with the streusel and fraulines in the off season. He doesn't have the LA motivator to get him back in shape though.
If Cancellara can win a TDS why not Martin ? Looking at the top 10 on GC how many of those will figure in the Tour. Zero. Possibly only Mollema in top 10. Costa can't climb well enough on the big climbs. Kreuziger maybe depending on how much work he does for Contador.