TONY MARTIN. GERMANY. 1985. 2011 saw Martin claim overall victories in the Volta ao Algarve and Paris-Nice, having won time trials in both events. He also finished second overall in the Tour de Romandie, and won the time trial in the Critérium du Dauphiné. Marin won his first Grand Tour Stage by taking victory in the ITT Stage 20 of the Tour de France. He also won the time trial (Stage 10) in the Vuelta a España. In September, Martin won the gold medal World Time Trial Championships. He then won the opening time trial of the inaugural Tour of Beijing, and held the race lead for the rest of the event to claim overall victory. Following the announcement that HTC would fold at the end of 2011, Martin signed with Quick Step for 2012.