Tour de France

Martin wins Tour time trial

2014-07-26 18:07
Tony Martin

Périgueux - Three-time world time trial champion Tony Martin won the 20th stage 54km individual race against the clock at the Tour de France on Saturday.

Vincenzo Nibali finished fourth on the stage to ensure he will win the Tour after Sunday's final stage finish on the Champs Elysees in Paris.

On a great day for the French, Jean-Christophe Peraud took seventh on the stage to finish second overall while compatriot Thibaut Pinot ended up third and also on the podium.

Dutch time trial champion Tom Dumoulin was second on the stage at 1:39 of the irrepressible Martin, with Czech Jan Barta third at 1:47.

Martin, who finished in 1:06.21, was always expected to win this and he didn't disappoint.

But behind him the true drama was seeing who would join Nibali on the final podium.

Pinot started the day second but was only 13 seconds ahead of Peraud and 15 seconds ahead of Spanish time trial champion Alejandro Valverde.

But already by the first time check it was obvious Valverde wasn't having a good day as he had lost 43 seconds to Pinot and more than a minute to Peraud.

Pinot was supposed to be the weakest of the three in the race against the clock but he put in a stunning performance to finish 12th on the stage and secure third place overall.

Peraud, 37, had a scare after 33km when he punctured but it didn't stop him and by the end he had finished 44 seconds quicker than Pinot to claim second stop.

But there was disappointment for another Frenchman, Romain Bardet, who lost fifth place by two seconds to American Tejay Van Garderen after puncturing like his AG2R team-mate Peraud.

Results from the 20th stage of Tour de France, a 54km ride from Bergerac to Périgueux on Saturday:

1. Tony Martin (GER/OPQ) 1h 06min 21sec (average: 48.8 km/h)
2. Tom Dumoulin (NED/GIA) at 1min 39sec
3. Jan Barta (CZE/APP) 1:47.
4. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA/AST) 1:58.
5. Leopold König (CZE/APP) 2:02.
6. Tejay Van Garderen (USA/BMC) 2:08.
7. Jean Christophe Peraud (FRA/ALM) 2:27.
8. Sylvain Chavanel (FRA/IAM) 2:36.
9. Markel Irizar (ESP/TRE) 2:39.
10. Daniel Oss (ITA/BMC) 2:58.
11. Danny Pate (USA/SKY) 3:01.
12. Thibaut Pinot (FRA/FDJ) 3:12.
13. Martin Elmiger (SUI/IAM) 3:12.
14. Maciej Bodnar (POL/CAN) 3:13.
15. Svein Tuft (CAN/ORI) 3:23.
16. Peter Velits (SVK/BMC) 3:24.
17. Nélson Oliveira (POR/LAM) 3:30.
18. Tanel Kangert (EST/AST) 3:35.
19. Luke Durbridge (AUS/ORI) 3:38.
20. Lieuwe Westra (NED/AST) 3:44.
21. Haimar Zubeldia (ESP/TRE) 3:45.
22. Jon Izagirre (ESP/MOV) 4:00.
23. Andriy Grivko (UKR/AST) 4:05.
24. Gatis Smukulis (LAT/KAT) 4:06.
25. Giovanni Visconti (ITA/MOV) 4:15.
26. Romain Bardet (FRA/ALM) 4:17.
27. José Mendes (POR/APP) 4:23.
28. Alejandro Valverde (ESP/MOV) 4:28.
29. Jeremy Roy (FRA/FDJ) 4:30.
30. José Herrada Lopez (ESP/MOV) 4:31.
31. Rein Taaramae (EST/COF) 4:41.
32. Imanol Erviti (ESP/MOV) 4:44.
33. Dmitriy Gruzdev (KAZ/AST) 4:56.
34. Geraint Thomas (GBR/SKY) 5:01.
35. Florian Vachon (FRA/BSE) 5:06.
36. Johan Van Summeren (BEL/GRM) 5:11.
37. Matthieu Ladagnous (FRA/FDJ) 5:13.
38. Vladimir Isaichev (RUS/KAT) 5:13.
39. Anthony Delaplace (FRA/BSE) 5:16.
40. Benat Intxausti (ESP/MOV) 5:16.
41. Benjamin King (USA/GRM) 5:18.
42. Bartosz Huzarski (POL/APP) 5:19.
43. Adrien Petit (FRA/COF) 5:25.
44. Tony Gallopin (FRA/LTB) 5:31.
45. Cyril Lemoine (FRA/COF) 5:34.
46. Steven Kruijswijk (NED/BKN) 5:43.
47. Paul Voss (GER/APP) 5:47.
48. José Serpa Perez (COL/LAM) 5:48.
49. Tiago Machado (POR/APP) 5:50.
50. Sergio Paulinho (POR/TIN) 5:59.
51. Perrig Quemeneur (FRA/EUC) 5:59.
52. Jurgen Van den Broeck (BEL/LTB) 6:01.
53. Michal Kwiatkowski (POL/OPQ) 6:02.
54. Christophe Riblon (FRA/ALM) 6:02.
55. Laurens ten Dam (NED/BKN) 6:03.
56. Jens Keukeleire (BEL/ORI) 6:08.
57. Andreas Schillinger (GER/APP) 6:09.
58. Rafal Majka (POL/TIN) 6:10.
59. Luis Ángel Maté (ESP/COF) 6:10.
60. Jérôme Pineau (FRA/IAM) 6:11.
61. Michael Albasini (SUI/ORI) 6:14.
62. Yury Trofimov (RUS/KAT) 6:18.
63. Arnaud Gerard (FRA/BSE) 6:18.
64. Greg Van Avermaet (BEL/BMC) 6:21.
65. Frank Schleck (LUX/TRE) 6:22.
66. Lars Ytting Bak (DEN/LTB) 6:22.
67. Marcel Wyss (SUI/IAM) 6:29.
68. Peter Sagan (SVK/CAN) 6:31.
69. Bryan Coquard (FRA/EUC) 6:33.
70. Michele Scarponi (ITA/AST) 6:37.
71. Mickael Delage (FRA/FDJ) 6:39.
72. Richie Porte (AUS/SKY) 6:41.
73. Arnaud Démare (FRA/FDJ) 6:44.
74. Nicolas Edet (FRA/COF) 6:52.
75. Jan Bakelants (BEL/OPQ) 7:03.
76. Matteo Trentin (ITA/OPQ) 7:04.
77. Mikel Nieve (ESP/SKY) 7:04.
78. Michael Rogers (AUS/TIN) 7:05.
79. Zakkari Dempster (AUS/APP) 7:10.
80. Lars Boom (NED/BKN) 7:11.
81. Koen de Kort (NED/GIA) 7:12.
82. Jürgen Roelandts (BEL/LTB) 7:14.
83. Chris Horner (USA/LAM) 7:16.
84. Marco Marcato (ITA/CAN) 7:18.
85. Ben Gastauer (LUX/ALM) 7:18.
86. Brice Feillu (FRA/BSE) 7:21.
87. Alexander Kristoff (NOR/KAT) 7:23.
88. Alexandre Pichot (FRA/EUC) 7:23.
89. Roger Kluge (GER/IAM) 7:26.
90. Pierre Rolland (FRA/EUC) 7:26.
91. Michael Schär (SUI/BMC) 7:27.
92. John Degenkolb (GER/GIA) 7:28.
93. Michal Golas (POL/OPQ) 7:29.
94. Kévin Reza (FRA/EUC) 7:30.
95. William Bonnet (FRA/FDJ) 7:32.
96. Marcel Sieberg (GER/LTB) 7:33.
97. Nicolas Roche (IRL/TIN) 7:34.
98. Adam Hansen (AUS/LTB) 7:36.
99. Arnold Jeannesson (FRA/FDJ) 7:36.
100. Rudy Molard (FRA/COF) 7:37.
101. Benoit Jarrier (FRA/BSE) 7:40.
102. Albert Timmer (NED/GIA) 7:41.
103. Peter Stetina (USA/BMC) 7:42.
104. Matteo Montaguti (ITA/ALM) 7:43.
105. Amaël Moinard (FRA/BMC) 7:45.
106. John Gadret (FRA/MOV) 7:47.
107. Daniele Bennati (ITA/TIN) 7:48.
108. Rubén Plaza (ESP/MOV) 7:50.
109. Yukiya Arashiro (JPN/EUC) 7:54.
110. Christian Meier (CAN/ORI) 7:56.
111. Jack Bauer (NZL/GRM) 7:57.
112. Sébastien Reichenbach (SUI/IAM) 7:59.
113. Bernhard Eisel (AUT/SKY) 8:05.
114. Kristijan Durasek (CRO/LAM) 8:06.
115. Matteo Tosatto (ITA/TIN) 8:10.
116. Kristjan Koren (SLO/CAN) 8:14.
117. Florian Guillou (FRA/BSE) 8:18.
118. Tom Slagter (NED/GRM) 8:20.
119. Bram Tankink (NED/BKN) 8:28.
120. Cyril Gautier (FRA/EUC) 8:34.
121. Tom Veelers (NED/GIA) 8:41.
122. Sébastien Minard (FRA/ALM) 8:41.
123. Ramunas Navardauskas (LTU/GRM) 8:42.
124. Yohann Gene (FRA/EUC) 8:51.
125. Jakob Fuglsang (DEN/AST) 8:53.
126. Julien Simon (FRA/COF) 8:55.
127. Alessandro Petacchi (ITA/OPQ) 8:55.
128. Michael Morkov (DEN/TIN) 8:55.
129. Davide Cimolai (ITA/LAM) 8:56.
130. André Greipel (GER/LTB) 8:59.
131. Niki Terpstra (NED/OPQ) 9:05.
132. Vasil Kiryienka (BLR/SKY) 9:13.
133. Maxim Iglinskiy (KAZ/AST) 9:14.
134. Sep Vanmarcke (BEL/BKN) 9:14.
135. Cedric Pineau (FRA/FDJ) 9:15.
136. Simon Clarke (AUS/ORI) 9:16.
137. Jean-Marc Bideau (FRA/BSE) 9:18.
138. Roy Curvers (NED/GIA) 9:19.
139. Sébastian Langeveld (NED/GRM) 9:21.
140. Bauke Mollema (NED/BKN) 9:26.
141. Armindo Fonseca (FRA/BSE) 9:28.
142. Alessandro De Marchi (ITA/CAN) 9:30.
143. Joaquin Rodriguez (ESP/KAT) 9:31.
144. Jens Voigt (GER/TRE) 9:32.
145. Marcel Kittel (GER/GIA) 9:33.
146. Fabio Sabatini (ITA/CAN) 9:33.
147. Matthew Busche (USA/TRE) 9:41.
148. Jean-Marc Marino (FRA/CAN) 9:43.
149. Gregory Rast (SUI/TRE) 9:50.
150. Mark Renshaw (AUS/OPQ) 9:50.
151. Tom Leezer (NED/BKN) 9:53.
152. David Lopez (ESP/SKY) 9:53.
153. Elia Viviani (ITA/CAN) 9:56.
154. Maarten Wijnants (BEL/BKN) 9:56.
155. Blel Kadri (FRA/ALM) 10:15.
156. Romain Feillu (FRA/BSE) 10:33.
157. Samuel Dumoulin (FRA/ALM) 10:36.
158. Thomas Voeckler (FRA/EUC) 10:48.
159. Marcus Burghardt (GER/BMC) 11:00.
160. Alessandro Vanotti (ITA/AST) 11:40.
161. Alex Howes (USA/GRM) 11:43.
162. Ji Cheng (CHN/GIA) 12:11.
163. Mickaël Cherel (FRA/ALM) 12:19.
164. Luca Paolini (ITA/KAT) 12:28.

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