Tony Martin takes solo win on stage two of Tour of Beijing

Tony Martin on podium, Tour of Beijing 2012, stage two

Defending Tour of Beijing champion Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) launched a long-range solo attack to win stage two of the 2012 race on Wednesday. The German takes over the overall race lead with three stages remaining.

Francesco Gavazzi (Astana) led the chasers home at 46 seconds to take second, with Italian compatriot Eros Capecchi (Liquigas-Cannondale) in third at the same time.

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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.