The battle against the clock brought the decision: The Australian, the Luxembourg Andy Schleck snatches on the penultimate stage of the Tour de France, nor the yellow jersey. Of days in the fastest time trial is a German.
Tony Martin has the individual time trial of the 98th Tour de France win and ensured that for the second German stage win. The 26-year-old rode the 42.5 km-long circuit in Grenoble in 55:33 minutes, the fastest time and referred to the Australian Cadel Evans (0:06 minutes behind) and (1:06) on the courts. At Evans, the trouble was over the scarce residue but within limits: he secured the yellow jersey and is just ahead of the Tour victory.
He was third overall in the previous time trial BMC pro Evans 2:31 minutes better than the previous leader Andy Schleck, grabbing himself on the penultimate day of the yellow jersey. Evans goes on Sunday with a lead of 1:34 minutes on second placed Luxemburger Andy Schleck on the final triumph on Sunday after driving in Paris . Occupies the third overall 2:20 minutes back his brother Frank Schleck.
For Martin, it was the first Tour stage win of his career, after he had in the past two years, finished second three times already. "The joy is boundless, I could embrace the whole world," said the native of Cottbus after the decision. "This is the fulfillment of a long-cherished dream."
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On Sunday, the tour ends on the Champs Elysees in Paris. On the 21 and final stage, the riders have to travel to the destination of Creteil on the boulevard 160 km.Traditionally, there are no more changes in the overall standings, but instead fight for the sprinters to win the most prestigious in Paris.