Martin to continue in Tour de France despite fractured wrist

Tony Martin, Tour de France 2012, prologue

World time trial champion Tony Martin will continue in the 2012 Tour de France despite fracturing his wrist as a result of a crash on Sunday's opening road stage.

Martin tangled with Garmin-Sharp's Robbie Hunter during stage one from Liege to Seraing, falling heavily on his left side. He was taken to hospital for X-rays at the stage finish to assess the injury, which was diagnosed as a fractured scaphoid bone.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.