Tony Martin wins time trial title, Wiggins takes silver

Tony Martin, Elite men's time trial, Road World Championships 2013

Germany's Tony Martin became only the second rider in history to win three consecutive world time trial titles as he obliterated the opposition to complete his rainbow jersey hat-trick in Florence this afternoon.

Martin completed his ride around the Tuscan capital in 1-05-36, having averaged 52.9km/h for the 57.9-kilometre course, to replicate Michael Rogers' achievement of three titles in the discipline between 2003 and 2005.

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Nick Bull is an NCTJ qualified journalist who has written for a range of titles, as well as being a freelance writer at Beat Media Group, which provides reports for the PA Media wire which is circulated to the likes of the BBC and Eurosport. His work at Cycling Weekly predominantly dealt with professional cycling, and he now holds a role as PR & Digital Manager at SweetSpot Group, which organises the Tour of Britain.