Tour de Suisse race leader Tony Martin blitzes time trial stage

Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) extended his overall lead in the 2014 Tour de Suisse after winning Friday’s stage seven individual time trial – his second stage win in the race.

Time trial world champion Martin clocked 31-37 on the 25.7km route around Worb, 22 seconds ahead of second-placed Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Shimano) and 28 seconds ahead of defending champion Rui Costa (Lampre-Merida).

Martin now leads Dumoulin by 28 seconds overall, with Costa up to third at 1-05.

Two tough stages now remain in the race, which concludes on Sunday, June 22.

Result
Tour de Suisse 2014 stage seven: Worb to Worb, 25.7km
1. Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-QuickStep in 31-37

2. Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Giant-Shimano at 0-22
3. Rui Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida at 0-28
4. Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing at 0-41
5. Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling at 0-45
6. Lawson Craddock (USA) Giant-Shimano at 0-59
7. Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin at 1-02
8. Ion Izagirre (Spa) Movistar Team at 1-06
9. Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ at 1-13
10. Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre-Merida at 1-13

Overall classification after stage seven
1. Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-QuickStep in 23-42-43

2. Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Giant-Shimano at 0-28
3. Rui Costa (Por) Lampre-Merida at 1-05
4. Mathias Frank (Swi) IAM Cycling at 1-14
5. Ion Izagirre (Spa) Movistar Team at 1-33
6. Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale at 1-36
7. Lawson Craddock (USA) Giant-Shimano at 1-42
8. Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre-Merida at 1-42
9. Davide Formolo (Ita) Cannondale at 1-47
10. Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ at 1-48

Tom Dumoulin on stage seven of the 2014 Tour de Suisse

Tom Dumoulin on stage seven of the 2014 Tour de Suisse

Rui Costa on stage seven of the 2014 Tour de Suisse

Rui Costa on stage seven of the 2014 Tour de Suisse

Fabian Cancellara on stage seven of the 2014 Tour de Suisse

Fabian Cancellara on stage seven of the 2014 Tour de Suisse

  • David Janssen

    Better late than never :-)