The present world champion in time trial, the rider of the HTC-Highroad team, Tony Martin, became the winner of the French time trial Chrono des Nations. Tomasz Marczyński (CCC Polsat Polkowice) took the 23rd place.
At the starting line of the Chrono des Nations race, held on Sunday 16 October stood 28 outstanding time trial specialists, among others: Aleksander Winokourow (Astana), Gustav Larsson (SaxoBank-SunGard), Alex Dowsett (Sky), Stef Clement (Rabobank), Laszlo Bodrogi (Team Type 1), David Millar (Garmin-Cervélo), and the current world champion on time trial Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad). Also the champion of Poland in individual time trial, Tomasz Marczyński (CCC Polsat Polkowice) was invited to participate in the race.
The contestants were competing along the 48.5 kilometre-long route around the place called Herbiers. The quickest to ride the distance of the time trial was Tony Martin, achieving the sensational result: 56 minutes and 20 seconds. The second to arrive at the finishing line was the Swedish rider Gustav Erik Larsson (Saxo Bank-SunGard), as long as 2 minutes and 3 seconds after the winner, while the third rider, the British Alex Dowsett (Sky) was 2 minutes and 50 seconds behind the winner.
The double winner of the championship of Poland, Tomasz Marczyński, 8 minutes and a second behind the leader, took the 23rd place.
It must be added, that the winner of Chrono des Nations, Tony Martin, rode the distance with the average speed of 52 km/h.
1. Tony MARTIN HTC-Highroad 56’20
2. Gustav LARSSON Saxo Bank-SunGard 00:02:03
3. Alex DOWSETT Sky 00:02:50
4. Stef CLEMENT Rabobank 00:03:20
5. David MILLAR Garmin-Cervélo 00:03:51
6. Laszlo BODROGI Team Type 1 00:03:58
7. Stijn DEVOLDER Vacansoleil-DCM 00:04:05
8. Lieuwe WESTRA Vacansoleil-DCM 00:04:10
9. Thomas DE GENDT Vacansoleil-DCM 00:04:53
10. Markel IRIZAR RadioShack 00:05:00
11. Rubens BERTOGLIATI Team Type 1 00:05:29
12. Jérémy ROY FDJ 00:05:47
13. Ioannis TAMOURIDIS Equipe de Grèce 00:06:09
14. Paul POUX Saur-Sojasun 00:06:12
15. Michaël DELAGE FDJ 00:06:20
16. Alexander WETTERHALL Endura Racing 00:06:21
17. Nicolas BALDO Atlas-Personal 00:06:22
18. Oleg CHUZHDA Caja Rural 00:06:23
19. Yuriy KRIVTSOV Ag2r-La Mondiale 00:06:29
20. Fabio FELLINE Geox-TMC 00:06:53
21. Sébastien DURET Bretagne-Schuller 00:07:22
22. Yoann OFFREDO FDJ 00:07:32
23. Tomasz MARCZYNSKI CCC Polsat Polkowice 00:08:01
24. Arnaud COURTEILLE FDJ 00:08:11
25. Dimitri CHAMPION Ag2r-La Mondiale 00:08:22
26. Nicolas ROUSSEAU BigMat-Auber 93 00:08:39
27. Alexandre VINOKOUROV Astana 00:08:59
28. Anthony CHARTEAU Europcar 00:09:18