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Tony Martin wins men's time trial world title

Updated: September 21, 2011, 11:01


New world champion Judith Arndt of Germany strains as he crosses the finish line to win the women's time trial over 27.8 kilometers (17.3 miles) with start  and finish in Copenhagen, Denmark, Tuesday Sept. 20, 2011. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) Tony Martin of Germany won the men's time trial at the road cycling world championship ahead of Bradley Wiggins of Britain and Fabian Cancellera of Switzerland on Wednesday.

Martin, a two-time bronze medalist in time trial, finished the flat, 28.77-mile circuit through Copenhagen in 53 minutes, 42.85 seconds.

Cancellera, a four-time time trial champion, dropped to third after a strong start. He completed the route in 55:04.44.

In the women's time trial on Tuesday, Judith Arndt of Germany won the gold medal ahead of New Zealand's Linda Villumsen and defending champion Emma Pooley of Britain.

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