Thursday 26 April 2012 - 20:56

Rund um den Finanzplatz - Eschborn - Frankfurt: Tony Returns

Rund um den Finanzplatz - Eschborn - Frankfurt: Tony Returns

Tony Martin will be in the line-up for the start of the Rund um den Finanzplatz Eschborn in Frankfurt on May 1st.

The Time Trial World Champion is returning to competition after the accident he had on April 11th, while he was training on the streets of his hometown. Tony's quick return to racing proves he possesses a fantastic capacity to recuperate and an incredible force of will.

"I'm thrilled I can get back to the races," said Martin. "These last two weeks I've been concentrated exclusively on my recovery. In the last few days I've even managed to do some more intense training sessions. The pain due to the fractures and the fall are diminishing day by day and I'm feeling better. However, I still have to be careful and try to take as few risks as possible. Overall my return to the races will be useful for me to get my racing groove back and understand how my body will respond in competition. I really wanted my comeback to be in Frankfurt, in my country, and this is what I've been working towards. On a mental level it was important to have an objective like this one."

The staff is also happy with Tony's fast recovery.

"We're very happy that Tony can already return to the peloton with us," said Sports Director Jan Schaffrath. "Tony is a hard nut and he's proved so yet again. In the race he will be free to move as he sees fit, without taking any risks; he won't have any special tasks. After the race we'll see how he's feeling. Concerning the race, the team can count on fast men like Ciolek, Steegmans and Van Keirsbulck. The sprinting arrival is the most obvious outcome in this race, but if necessary, we will also try to get into the breaks with some of our athletes."

Tony's schedule will be worked out in the following days.

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