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Martin moves into Paris-Nice yellow

CYCLING: Pre-race favourite Tony Martin seized the lead in the Paris-Nice race when he won the sixth-stage 27km individual time trial.

The German, 25, covered the varied course in 33 minutes 24 seconds, beating Briton Bradley Wiggins by 20 seconds.

Ireland's Nicolas Roche finished in 50th place, three minutes seven seconds behind Martin. He is now in 40th place overall, five minutes 58 seconds behind Martin.