Three-time time trialing is all about the head … You need to be strong in the head and you have to like pain.
Three-time individual time trial world champion Tony Martin on what it takes to win a time trial. Martin has also been a member of the Omega Pharma-Quick Step which has won both trade team time trial titles since its reintroduction to the Road World Championships last year.
In the longest men’s individual time trial the Worlds has ever seen (57.9km), Germany’s Tony Martin defended the rainbow jersey, but it was the fight between Fabian Cancellara and Bradley Wiggins that held the most drama, with Wiggins taking silver by 2.25 seconds.
A slight departure from the norm this week. Instead of analysing a race, I’m taking a look at how the battle for the number one ranking in the individual WorldTour standings has unfolded over the year. The short answer: quite a lot like last year!