Tony Martin wins final TT stage and overall Eneco Tour win

Tony Martin (HTC-Columbia) sealed the 2010 Eneco Tour overall victory in Genk, Belgium, on Tuesday by winning the final time trial stage.

Race leader Martin was favourite for the stage win going into the final, decisive 16.9km test against the clock. Only Koos Moerenhout (Rabobank) was within striking distance of the German, 11 second adrift before the stage.

However, Moerenhout could not answer Martin’s turn of speed and finished fifth on the stage, and 31 seconds behind Martin in the final overall classification.

Team Sky’s Edvald Boasson Hagen placed sixth in the final stage to take third place overall, one minute and 46 seconds behind Martin. The Norwegian also came away with the sprint classification jersey.

Britain’s Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) placed 15th in the final stage, 48 seconds behind Martin. Thomas also finished as highest-placed British rider in 66th spot overall.

Eneco Tour 2010, stage seven: Genk to Genk, 16.9km ITT
1. Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Columbia in 20-24

2. Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank at 6 secs
3. Alex Rasmussen (Den) Saxo Bank at 9 secs
4. Richie Porte (Aus) Saxo Bank at 20 secs
5. Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank at 20 secs
6. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Sky at 24 secs
7. Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank at 24 secs
8. Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi at 27 secs
9. Andreas Kloden (Ger) RadioShack at 33 secs
10. Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin-Transitions at 36 secs
15. Geraint Thomas (GB) Team Sky at 48 secs

Final overall classification
1. Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Columbia

2. Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank at 31 secs
3. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Sky at 1-46
4. Richie Porte (Aus) Saxo Bank at 1-57
5. Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin-Transitions at 2-04
6. Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank at 2-11
7. Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank at 2-17
8. Andreas Kloden (Ger) RadioShack at 2-18
9. Dominique Cornu (Bel) Skil-Shimano at 2-35
10. Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto at 2-37
66. Geraint Thomas (GB) Team Sky at 28-52
98. Adam Blythe (GB) Omega Pharma-Lotto at 47-48
114. Chris Froome (GB) Team Sky at 1-04-35

Richie Porte, Eneco Tour 2010, stage 7 ITT

Richie Porte

Alex Rasmussen, Eneco Tour 2010, stage 7 ITT

Alex Rasmussen

Edvald Boasson Hagen, Eneco Tour 2010, stage 7 ITT

Edvald Boasson Hagen

Maarten Tjallingi, Eneco Tour 2010, stage 7 ITT

Maarten Tjallingii

Tony Martin wins stage & overall, Eneco Tour 2010, stage 7 ITT

Tony Martin celebrates his stage victory and overall win

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