Crash in Tour de France opener leaves Martin battered once again

It was in the opening road stage of the Tour de France in 2012 that Tony Martin crashed hard, breaking his scaphoid before enduring a long battle through to stage nine's time trial where he eventually withdrew from the race. Twelve months on and the reigning world TT champion finds himself in a similar situation but this time there are no reported fractures.

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