Tony Martin - how good could he be?

Jun 22, 2009
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Once you get overthe fact that:
a - You went to school with a lad called Tony Martin
b - He might be a character off Hollyoaks

Are we looking at Grand Tour Rider?

He can time trial the nuts of most people.
He can climb - not an out and out climber but can climb
He has Jens Voigt style pain threshold (None)
He's only 23

Is this his first grand tour?
 
Apr 29, 2009
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He rode the giro last year, coming second behind Pinotti in the final TT.

So yeah, he is looking to become very very good.
 
May 7, 2009
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Nope, he rode last year's Giro. He's a great time-trialist, and has proven to be able to be in front on "power" climbs like the ones in Switzerland this year. He's a very strong rider, and young enough to expect of him some progression in its climbing, but he can't always rely on his strength: he has to improve on his race tactics, and of course the descents...

Maybe he could target races like Paris-Nice next year; then we'll see.
 
Jun 22, 2009
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One of the riders I'll be following very closely in the Tour. He was certainly 'eye-catching' in Switzerland.
 
May 7, 2009
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Well, Miguel was winning Valles Mineros and Armstrong was wearing the rainbow jersey... and Fignon was winning his second Tour, for example.
 

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