Tony Martin 'trained in the bathroom with the heater on' to win Qatar time trial

Time trial world champion Tony Martin says that people thought he was 'crazy' for training in his bathroom to simulate the conditions of the World Championships in Qatar

Tony Martin in the elite men's TT at the 2016 World Road Championships

(Image credit: Watson)

Tony Martin says that people called him crazy for training in his bathroom, but that is what he did to win his fourth World Championship title on Wednesday in Doha, Qatar.

The German blasted his rivals through Qatar's desert-cum-skyscraper paradise. In 40 kilometres, with temperatures near 40°C, he put 45 seconds into second placed Vasil Kiryienka (Belarus).

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.