Berlin - Tony Martin stormed to his fifth straight German time-trial
championships victory on Friday to send out an Olympic warning six weeks
ahead of the Rio Games.
The German time-trial specialist is a
triple world champion but was edged out at the 2012 London Olympic Games
around the streets of London by local hero Bradley Wiggins.
the 31-year-old Martin has shown his pre-Games form with an impressive
49.97km/h average speed run over 41km around the streets of Streufdorf.
highly satisfied with this victory, which I see as a good test ahead
the Tour de France and Olympic Games. And finally breaking the ice in
2016 was very important," he said.
He finished a massive 1:39 ahead of Jasha Suetterlin in second and 2:23 ahead of Nils Politt in third.
of Rio, the Etixx-Quick Step man will try to add to his five Tour de
France stages starting at Mont Saint Michel on July 2.