Cycling: Martin triumphs in Paris-Nice
Monday 14 March 2011
HTC-Highroad's Tony Martin held firm to claim victory in the Paris-Nice as Bradley Wiggins became the first Briton since 1996 to finish on the podium.
Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) was the winner of the final stage, but it was Martin who claimed overall glory with a 36-second cushion from fellow German Andreas Klöden (RadioShack).
Team Sky's Wiggins was a further five seconds back, making him the first man from Great Britain to finish in the top three since Chris Boardman 15 years ago.
Martin entered the stage to Nice with a 36-second advantage from Klöden and the 25-year-old managed to stay in front overall, despite soaking wet conditions in the south of France.
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