Martin returns to Vuelta with eye on world time trial defence

Tony Martin arrives at the Vuelta a España having raced just twice, in the Olympic road race and time trial, since his Tour de France abandonment at the completion of stage 9. The reigning world time trial champion suffered a heavy fall during stage one and fractured his left-hand schaphoid. Martin continued for another eight days before finally succumbing to the injury following the stage nine time trial - where he finished a disappointing 12th place.

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