Martin wins world time-trial thriller

Germany's Tony Martin successfully retains his men's time trial title by only five seconds from American Tyler Phinney at the World Road Championships in Limburg, Netherlands.

The Olympic silver medallist finished in 58 minutes 38.76 seconds, with Belarusian Vasil Kiryienka third.

Martin added to the team time trial event he won with his Omega Pharma-QuickStep on Sunday.

Commonwealth silver medallist Alex Dowsett, Britain's only representative following Bradley Wiggins' and Chris Froome's withdrawal, finished eighth.

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