09/21/2011 11:04 EDT | Updated 11/21/2011 05:12 EST

Germany's Martin wins men's time trial world title ahead of Wiggins, Cancellara

COPENHAGEN - Tony Martin of Germany won the men's time trial at the road cycling world championship on Wednesday ahead of Bradley Wiggins of Britain and Fabian Cancellera of Switzerland.

Martin, a two-time bronze medallist in time trial, finished the 46.4-kilometre flat circuit through Copenhagen in 53 minutes 42.85 seconds.

Cancellera, a four-time time trial champion, dropped to third after a strong start. He completed the route in 55 minutes 04.44 seconds