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Tony Martin wins German men's time trial title

LA PLANCHE FRANCE SEPTEMBER 19 Arrival Tony Martin of Germany and Team Jumbo Visma during the 107th Tour de France 2020 Stage 20 a 362km Individual Time Trial stage from Lure to La Planche Des Belles Filles 1035m ITT TDF2020 LeTour on September 19 2020 in La Planche France Photo by Sebastien Nogier PoolGetty Images
Tony Martin (Jumbo-Visma) (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Tony Martin (Jumbo-Visma) won the time trial title at the German Road National Championships for a record tenth time on Saturday afternoon.

The 36-year-old eased to victory with a time of 36:25, 55 seconds up on the next-quickest rider. He beat Miguel Heidemann (Leopard Pro Cycling) into second place. Max Walscheid (Qhubeka Assos) finished third at 1:10, while Nils Politt (Bora-Hansgrohe) was fourth at 1:24.

"I had to go deep," Martin said. "The weather conditions were extreme. The heat made this time trial extra tough. Especially in the second part of the race it hurt. I was encouraged by the lap times. It was a great relief when I knew I was going to win. It is special to win this title for the tenth time. I am looking forward to riding in my country’s jersey in time trials for another year."

The elite men competed on hilly route of more than 30 kilometres and Martin recorded the fastest time at the intermediate point.

 At the finish, Martin had an advantage of almost a minute over his nearest competitor Heidemann.

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tony Martin (Ger) Jumbo-Visma 0:36:25
2Miguel Heidemann (Ger) Leopard Pro Cycling 0:00:55
3Max Walscheid (Ger) Qhubeka Assos 0:01:10
4Nils Politt (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:01:24
5Justin Wolf (Ger) Bike Aid 0:01:38
6Jonas Rutsch (Ger) EF Education-Nippo 0:01:39
7Juri Hollmann (Ger) Movistar 0:02:14
8Benedikt Helbig (Ger) 0:02:50
9Joshua Huppertz (Ger) Lotto-Kern Haus 0:02:51
10Erik Kohler (Ger) 0:03:01

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