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2011 UCI Road World Championships - Elite Men's Time Trial
 
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Date: 9/21/2011
2011 UCI Road World Championships - Elite Men's Time Trial
 

2011 UCI Road World Championships - Elite Men's Time Trial
The Masters of Time Meet in Copenhagen - Germany's Tony Martin King of the Clock


19 -25 September 2011

Tony Martin dominated the sprint from the first time split as he rode into the rainbow jersey of world champion in the 46.8 km time trial in Copenhagen today delivering the second gold medal to in the time trial following up his compatriot, Judith Arndt's gold medal performance yesterday becoming the The "King and Queen of the clock" for the 2012 season.


Tony Martin  bolts out of the start house for a faultless ride on a technical course
Photo © 2011  Fotoreporter Sirotti

Impressed... . what do you say when the only riders who came close to Martin were from among the elite club: "Masters of Time" Fabian Cancellara, Brad Wiggins, Bert Grabsch, Richie Porte and David Millar, the best in the world; but none could come within a minute to the German who crashed every time barrier set on his way to the new rainbow jersey today.

Great Britain's Brad Wiggins took the Silver medal at second started out slow giving up 25 seconds to Martin in the first 10 km; by the next time check it was almost a minute but as his rivals faded Wiggins rode a more controlled and stable pace. Wiggo closed to 17 seconds at the penultimate check on Cancellara and stayed calm to lead the Swiss rider by 4 seconds at the finish.... unfortunately at each check unable to close at any point to the German.


Bradley Wiggins gave a rock steady performance for Silver  Photo © 2011  Fotoreporter Sirotti

Fabian Cancellara never found his rhythm today, finished third to claim the Bronze medal adrift at 5 seconds to Wiggins and 1:20 to Martin.. It was obvious that Cancellara was not on his best today losing ten seconds by the first time check, by the 34 km time check he was 41 seconds adrift... not what you usually expect from the Swiss champion. With the fifth and penultimate time check Cancy was 57 seconds off the pace  of Martin who caught and passed David Millar.


Fabian Cancellara grits his teeth with determination... a bad day? As he's said before, "We aren't machines."  that said, Spartacus gave it all and got his second bronze medal in the worlds ITT. Photo © 2011  Fotoreporter Sirotti

The pressure was on with 7 km to go, Spartacus tried, but the effort only had him overcook a corner; luckily he was able to stop without at the barrier and restart but, but better than 20 seconds were lost by the time he was up to speed. As he character demands Fabian Cancellara gave it his all to the finish knowing his hopes of a 5th rainbow jersey would have to wait until next year.

20th to start Alexander Dyachenko (Kazakhstan) set one of the early times to beat at 57:28.59 averaging over 48 km/h good enough to be sitting in the hot seats with Svein Tuft (Canada) who was eventually bumped by Spain's Nicola Castroviejo as the musical chairs started as the last 14 ruders started to roll into the finish.


Tony Martin  Photo © 2011  Fotoreporter Sirotti

Tony Martin has been winning time trials all year... continuing to show his promise; winning time trials at the Tour de France, Vuelta a España, Critérium du Dauphiné, Volta ao Algarve (and overall), Paris-Nice (and overall) and the time trial at the Tour of the Basque... none of us have reason to be surprised.  At 26 this is the first world championship that the rider from Cottbus, Germany has won.

Tony Martin on his victory
"The course was pretty flat. I normally would prefer a few climbs, but I was able to find a good rhythm and really push myself at every opportunity to accelerate.  It was cloudy, looking like it could rain at any moment, but we were lucky the road stayed dry and I could hit the corners faster."

"I was able to catch up to David Millar (GB) which was motivating, but my morale going into the race today was quite high. I felt great from the start."

HTC-Highroad's Bert Grabsch finished fourth behind Cancellara, while Martin took his eighth win this year with five of said victories in time trials. This marks HTC-Highroad's second rainbow jersey this week, and the one hundred and eighteenth win of the 2011 season.

Saxo Bank-SunGard
Dane, Michael Mørkøv had an off-day but is looking forward to a re-match during Sunday's road race championships:

“I did everything I possibly could and gave myself one hundred percent in every aspect but it wasn't enough. However, it was amazing to be a part of the world championships on home ground and to witness a great duel among the best time trialists on the streets of Copenhagen where no one was able to defeat Martin (Tony). Now, I'm looking forward to be showing the colors during Sunday's road race," said Saxo Bank-SunGard's Michael Mørkøv.


Kiwi, Jesse Sergent  Photo © 2011  Fotoreporter Sirotti

Notable performances:
Kiwi's Jack Bauer (Australia) and Jesse Sergent both came out of the gate firing on all cylinders and rocked it hard in the first ten k right up there with the big guns, finishing in 8th and 19th.  American Andrew Talansky had another solid performance only 5 second behind Taylor Phinney for a top 20 performance in 15th.

Lieuwe Westra of the Netherlands always active in the breaks showed a lot of class to weigh in with the big guns for for a top ten placing; we should say the same for Alexandr Dyachenko of  Kazakhstan  and Jakob Fuglsang of Denmark.... 8 through tenth.

T2011 UCI Road World Championships Elite Men ITT
Time
Splits

Time Split 1 at 10.8 km
1 Tony Martin -  11:43.96
2 Fabian Cancellara - 11:53.95
3 Jack Bobridge - 11:58.72
4 Bert Grabsch - 12:03.73
5 Bradley Wiggins - 12:08.50
6  Jack Bauer - 2:16.75
7 Nicolas Castroviejo - 12:17.20
8 Jesse Sergent - 12:17.80
9  Alexandr Dyachenko - 12:19.55
 10 Richie Porte 12:20.43
Time Split 2 - 16.2 km
1 Tony Martin -   18:08.42
2 Fabian Cancellara - 18:19.84
3 Jack Bobridge - 18:37.42
4 Bert Grabsch - 18:41.00
5 Bradley Wiggins 18:46.57
6 Ritchie Porte 19:02.18
7 David Millar - 19:02.63
8  Nicolas Castroviejo - 19:08.95
9 Svein Tuft 19:11.18
 10   Alexandr Dyachenko - 19:12.73

 

Time Split 3 - 23.2 km
1 Tony Martin -   26:40.09
2 Fabian Cancellara - 26:58.92
3 Bert Grabsch - 27:27.20
4 Bradley Wiggins - 27:30.43
5  Jack  Bobridge - 27:35.31
6  Richie Porte - 27:58.35
7  David Millar - 28:00.33
8   Nicolas Castroviejo - 28:13.92
9 Jakob Fuglsang - 28:20.78
 10 Svein Tuft - 28:22.47
Time Split 4 - 34 km
1 Tony Martin - 38:44.94
2 Fabian Cancellara - 39:25.14
3 Bradley Wiggins - 39:51.33
4 Bert Grabsch - 39:51.73
5 Jack Bobridge - 40:11.42
6 Richie Porte - 40:37.62
7 David Millar - 40:51.15
8 Alexandr Dyachenko - 41:07.14
9   Nicolas Castroviejo - 48:08.44
 10 Svein Tuft - 41:13.12

 

Split 5 at 39.4 km
1 Tony Martin -   45:11.44
2 Fabian Cancellara - 46:08.39
3 Bradley Wiggins - 46:25.82
4  Bert Grabsch -  46:29.64
5  Jack Bobridge - 46:55.76
6 Richie Porte - 47:19.02
7 David Millar - 47:31.32
8 Lieuwe Westra - 48:08.25
9  Alexandr Dyachenko -  48:00.53
 10  Nicolas Castroviejo - 48:08.44
Final - 46.4 km
1 Tony Martin - 53:43.85
2  Bradley Wiggins 54:59.68
3 Fabian Cancellara - 55:04.44
4 Bert Grabsch - 55:15.61
5 Jack Bobridge - 55:57.71
6 Richie Porte - 57:02.37
7 David Millar - 56:29.47
8 Lieuwe Westra - 57:02.37
9  Alexandr Dyachenko - 57:03.61
 10 Jakob Fuglsang - 57:14.44

2011 UCI Road World Championships
   
Elite Men's Time Trial Results
46.4 km - 53:43.8 - 51.813 km/h
1 Martin Tony Germany 53:43.8 Gold
2 Wiggins Bradley Great Britain - 1:15.8
Silver
3 Cancellara Fabian Switzerland - 1:20.6
Bronze
4 Grabsch Bert Germany - 1:31.8
5 Bobridge Jack Australia
- 2:13.9


Alexandr Dyachenko

 Porte Richie Australia - 2:29.5
7 Millar David Great Britain - 2:45.6
8 Westra Lieuwe The Netherlands - 3:18.5
9 Dyachenko Alexandr Kazakhstan  - 3:19.8
10 Fuglsang Jakob Denmark - 3:30.6
11 Castroviejo Nicola Spain - 03:34.4
12 Larsson Gustav Sweden - 3:34.6
13 Tuft Svein Canada - 3:35.9
14 Brajkovic Janez Slovenia - 3:44.7
15 Phinney Taylor United States of America - 3:52.6
16 Talansky Andrew United States of America - 3:57.9
17 Oliveira Nélson Portugal - 4:15.0
18 Sergent Jesse New Zealand - 4:26.3
19 Bauer Jack New Zealand - 4:27.0
20 Clement Stef The Netherlands - 4:33.9
Complete Men's Time Trial Results & Photos

2010 UCI Road World Championships
 Men's Individual Time Trial Results

1 Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland)   - 0:58:09
2 David Millar (Great Britain) - 1.02
3 Tony Martin (Germany) - 1.12

4 Richie Porte (Australia) - 1.19
5 Michael Rogers (Australia) - 2.25
6
Koos Moerenhout (Netherlands) - 2.40
7 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spain) - 2.44
8 David Zabriskie (United States Of America) - 2.51
9 Maciej Bodnar (Poland) - 3.00
10 Gustav Larsson (Sweden) - 3.01
2010 Men's ITT Worlds Report

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