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

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Wherever he goes he will be a work horse because he can't sprint or climb with the best. So he is good for the TTT and the ITT, is very experienced and strong and sometimes if he is allowed to sneak away he could get a stage win. He never seemed too interested in the classics although he usually worked for others. His best TT days seem to be behind him. A good buy for Katusha.
 
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Alexandre B. said:
He said he'll race the Giro in 2018 (first time since 2008).

He knows where the flat ITT is. :D
That's kind of surprising, though. Usually, it's all for the Tour for the German riders as the public probably doesn't even know of the existance of other races.
Anyway, I like that he tries something different.
 
Anyone know if Tony will once again do a spring classics campaign? He didn't fair too well last year but there was an element of bad luck in crashes. I still see potential for him there.
 
Its crazy what kind of difference he makes in a TTT. I remember a Worlds TTT where his solo time would've been top 5 a few years back. Not to take anything away from the other guys but Tony Martin was probably the deciding factor.
 
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Lequack said:
Tony Martin's first win in over 2 years (basically all his time in Katusha), excluding the national ITT. So it's definitely a good morale booster for him.
I think you're right. It's not only a great morale boost for him, but for the whole team (and especially the newcomers). I heard a post race interview with De Plus, he was really happy. As well for himself as for the whole team.
 
I'm starting to see the old Tony Martin again. He's definitely going to be playing a big role in Jumbo-Visma's tactics this year and they seem to be actually understanding how to use him in the team. The team also shares his passion for time trials, Katusha not so much.
 
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Cinemaniak said:
I'm starting to see the old Tony Martin again. He's definitely going to be playing a big role in Jumbo-Visma's tactics this year and they seem to be actually understanding how to use him in the team. The team also shares his passion for time trials, Katusha not so much.
Yeah he seems happier definitely. Finishing today's climb:


 
Found this interview with him from 2 weeks ago (in German):
https://www.dw.com/de/tony-martin-ein-f%C3%BCnfter-wm-sieg-ist-machbar/a-48300078

Google translated:
https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dw.com%2Fde%2Ftony-martin-ein-f%25C3%25BCnfter-wm-sieg-ist-machbar%2Fa-48300078

"After rather disappointing years at Katusha-Alpecin, Tony Martin ventures a fresh start at Team Jumbo-Visma with almost 34 years. And that leads him back to his roots, explains the professional cyclist in the DW interview."
 

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