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

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Nov 26, 2012
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This is among the best performance of TM in climbs.

Also, i think he is a bit leaner now. Maybe he cant handle multiple attacks, but he is certainly riding with the likes of Kreu.

He was only dropped with 1-1.5 km from the summit. today's stage is going to be a revelation!!!
 
Jun 27, 2013
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I certainly hope he will keep this up for the rest of the year and into 2015, but based on past history that's unlikely
 
Sep 9, 2009
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2 steep sections today, but the first comes just before 2-3 pretty flat kms, and the 2nd comes within 3km of the finish. Based on today I can't see anyone there who is going to make it kick off enough for Frank or Costa to take a full minute on him unless he blows up badly on the first steep section (which I don't expect).

Odds on favourite.
 
Nov 26, 2012
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kingjr said:
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.
 
Jun 4, 2014
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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.
 
Jun 4, 2014
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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:)
 
MBotero said:
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.
 
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.
 
Jun 19, 2014
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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.
 
Bavarianrider said:
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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