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Tony Martin wins Vuelta time trial

Updated: August 29, 2011, 2:03 PM ET
Associated Press

SALAMANCA, Spain -- Tony Martin of Germany won the individual time trial Monday, while British cyclist Christopher Froome took the overall lead in the Spanish Vuelta.

Bradley Wiggins was favored to take the leader's jersey after the speed test but was third behind Martin and Team Sky teammate Froome. His lead over Danish cyclist Jakob Fuglsang is 12 seconds after 10 stages.

Martin pushed through wind and 90-degree temperature to complete the 29-mile test in 55 minutes, 54 seconds.

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