Sandpaper saddle injury adds to pain of Tony Martin's World Championships defeat

Grip tape on the three-time World Champion's saddle rubs all the way through skinsuit padding

Photo : Yuzuru SUNADA

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

If finishing a disappointing seventh in the time trial at the World Championships wasn't bad enough for Tony Martin, the former champion also suffered the ignominy of having the grip tape on his saddle rip all the way through his skinsuit, rubbing against his bare skin by the end of the race.

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Ouch! Tony Martin can't have been too comfortable by the end of his time trial (Photo: Instagram/Kristof Ramon)

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.