Tony Martin: 'Twice I was lying in the ambulance, the dad of two daughters, you start questioning if it’s really worth it'

In his last ever race, the German won gold in the Worlds mixed relay TT and afterwards reflected on a glittering career

Tony Martin
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Tony Martin has been speaking eloquently for around 10 minutes on the emotions surrounding the final day of his career:

How, on the start line, he was 100 per cent focused on winning, not thinking about retirement, but that afterwards in the tent, surrounded by his team-mates and competitors, and as it became clear he had won one final gold medal and rainbow jersey, the emotion stirred as the congratulations rose up around him.

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