The 45 km circuit course in Einhausen provided a serious challenge for Team KATUSHA ALPECIN’S Tony Martin. In his first race after the Giro d’Italia the German champion was up for a repeat performance and claimed with a clear lead to his rivals his seventh consecutive and eighth career national time trial championship on Friday.
I can not remember that I was so motivated for a German TT championship. After the first few meters, I quickly realized that the legs are really good. Because before the race I did not know how my condition is. After the Giro I was pretty tired and I took a longer break. After all, this was my first competition since finishing in Rome. But I’m happy about this good performance, said Tony Martin.
Joining Tony on the podium was Jasha Sütterlin (+01’02“, Movistar) in the silver position and Nikias Arndt (+01’31“, Team Sunweb) wearing the bronze medal. Teammate Nils Politt took the fifth place (+02’06“)
I am going now to the Tour de France with a good feeling and confidence. After a short, fast analysis of the performance data, I was able to keep constant from the beginning to the end of the race my power. This is very important for a rider like me, concluded Martin.
As part of the 8-man team racing for Team KATUSHA ALPECIN, the German time trial specialist will support his teammate Marcel Kittel in the anticipated sprint finish in stage 1 in the 105th of Tour de France.
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