Tony Martin quits the Tour de France

Team Omega Pharma-QuickStep has confirmed the expected abandonment of world time trial champion Tony Martin. The German will leave the Tour de France on Tuesday's rest day in Mâcon, due to a fracture of the scaphoid bone of his hand sustained on stage one. Martin held onto the race until stage nine's time trial on Monday, where he finished an honourable 12th despite the pain and a rear wheel puncture in the first kilometres.

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