25 Jun 2016 - 10:56 AM  UPDATED 25 Jun 2016 - 12:18 PM

Tony Martin won his sixth individual national time trial in Germany and his first victory for 2016. 

The time trial master covered the 41km long rolling course in 49 minutes and 14 seconds and was the only rider to finish in under 50 minutes. 

At an average speed of 49.97km per hour, Martin put a minute and a half into second-placed Jasha Sutterlin (Movistar). 

“I’m happy about this win, because it’s never easy to do it when everybody is expecting it," Martin said.

"The parcours wasn’t totally flat, had a few hills and some tricky corners, which you had to be careful not to overcook. Considering these and the hot temperatures, it wasn’t easy to find my rhythm, so that’s why I’m even more satisfied about this victory, which I see as a good test ahead of the Tour de France and Olympic Games.

Martin has won the last five of his six titles in a row.