German National TT Championship: Martin Repeats
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team rider Tony Martin continues his great 2013 season with another ITT victory — this time, the Panzerwagen earned his second straight German National TT Championship.
Martin, with a time of 1:00.58, bested Patrick Gretsch (Argos-Shimano) and Stefan Schumacher (Christina Watches-Onfone) by 1'33" and 1'53".
OPQS rider Bert Grabsch also finished 9th (+4'43").
"Today I won the race and I am really happy," Martin said. "The road was really good. There was no rain, not too much wind and I really liked the environment. The people and the crowd — it was really nice. This victory was really another great moment of my career."
"Last year I won both the National ITT and World ITT Championship," Martin continued. "I hope it can happen again. I am really proud to have this jersey even if I can't wear it during races because of the World Champion jersey. As a German guy, I am really proud to be the champion of my country once again."