Team HTC-HighRoad's Tony Martin Wins 2011 Paris-Nice

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03/13/2011| 0 comments
by AP and Roadcycling.com
Tony Martin, Andreas Klöden and Bradley Wiggins on the podium in Nice. Photo Fotoreporter Sirotti.
Tony Martin, Andreas Klöden and Bradley Wiggins on the podium in Nice. Photo Fotoreporter Sirotti.

Team HTC-HighRoad's Tony Martin Wins 2011 Paris-Nice

Team HTC-Highroad rider Tony Martin of Germany overcame another rain-soaked and slippery stage to win the 2011 Paris-Nice race and claim the biggest victory of his promising career earlier today. Team Europcar's Thomas Voeckler won the final stage from Nice to Nice.

"we'd had crashes with Tejay [Van Garderen] and Kosta [Konstantsin Siutsou] going down on Saturday but they still gave it 100 percent."

"We'd lost Martin Velits early on through injury, but Alex Rasmussen really pulled out the stops, and Matt Goss was doing brilliantly on the climbs even though he's a sprinter."

"At the same time, Tejay [Van Garderen] worked hard for Tony on the biggest mountain stage and opening that gap on most of the rest of the field that day really made a big difference.," Peiper concluded.

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