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Martin poised to retain Beijing cycling crown

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Defending champion Tony Martin won the second stage of this year's Tour of Beijing on Wednesday after dominating for most of the race and crossing the line with a huge lead of 46 seconds. 

Germany's Tony Martin (centre) of the Omega Pharma - Quickstep team gestures on the podium after winning the second stage of the 2012 Tour of Beijing cycling race in Beijing. Martin won the second stage of this year's Tour of Beijing after dominating for most of the race and crossing the line with a huge lead of 46 seconds.

The German cyclist is now leading overall in the last tour of the season, and is in a dominant position to retain the title he won last year at China's first World Tour calendar event.

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