Tony Martin hopes to ride World Championships TT despite nasty Vuelta a España crash

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Tony Martin is back training after his nasty crash on stage 19 of the Vuelta a España and hopeful he can ride the mixed relay time trial event that opens the World Championships in Yorkshire on Sunday. Despite his injuries, the veteran German also intends to ride the individual elite time trial on Wednesday – a title he has won four times.

Martin suffered a nasty cut above his right eye and a number of other injuries in a high-speed crash during the stage to Toledo. He was forced to quit the race after working hard for Jumbo-Visma team leader Primož Roglič and so was unable to celebrate with his teammates when Roglič secured overall victory at the Vuelta a España on Sunday.

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Stephen Farrand
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Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.