Tony Martin has absolutely decimated the ITT on stage 6 of the Paris-Nice. A new addition to this years race compared to last year, the individual Time Trial on a short race like this can really change the race. The course was not flat, allowing some of the climbers a brief chance to use their skills, but the course was also very very fast making it most suited for the specialists. Two more hilly days are to come and for former champ Luis Leon Sanchez and others it’s going to have to be an ugly battle in the small mountains to wrestle that jersey away from Martin at this point.
Stage 6 Top Five:
1. Tony Martin (HTC)__________33′:24″
2. Bradley Wiggins (Sky)_______+0:20″
3. Richie Porte (Saxo Bank)_____+0:29
4. Andreas Kloden (Radioshack)_+0:46″
5. JC Pereau (AG2r)____________+0:55
Overall Classification Top Five
1. Tony Martin (HTC)__________24h 59′:47″
2. Andreas Kloden (Radioshack)_+0:36″
3. Bradley Wiggins (Sky)________+0:39″
4. Rein Tarramae (Cofidis)______+1’10”
5. JC Peraud (AG2r)____________+1’14”
Juan José Haedo burst around Tyler Farrar for the win in another sprint stage in The Tirreno-Adriatico. The third stage saw the peloton get strung apart navigating through roundabouts entering the finishing straight and Haedo closed out the win. Farrar still leads the race.
1 Juan José Haedo (Saxo Bank)____4:39:45
2 Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Cervélo)____s.t.
3 Daniel Oss (Liquigas)___________s.t.