Tony Martin (cyclist)

Tony Martin (cyclist)

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:23 Apr,1985
:34 years, 4 months
:Cottbus, Brandenburg, Germany

About Tony Martin (cyclist)

Tony Martin is a German professional road bicycle racer riding for the UCI ProTeam Etixx-Quick Step.Martin is known as a time trial specialist, and is a three-time world champion in the discipline, having won the title in 2011, 2012 and 2013. He also won a silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, finishing runner-up to Sir Bradley Wiggins in the event.

Career Highlights:

Martin has also been a part of two world championship-winning team time trial squads with Omega Pharma-Quick Step, in 2012 and 2013. Martin has also won five Grand Tour individual time trial stages; three at the Tour de France in 2011, 2013 and 2014, and two at the Vuelta a España in 2011 and the 2014. He has also won several stage races, including the Eneco Tour (2010), Paris–Nice (2011) and the first two editions of the Tour of Beijing in 2011 and 2012.


In 2009, Martin won time-trials in Critérium International and Bayern-Rundfahrt. He also featured strongly in week-long stage races, winning the mountain classifications at 2009 Paris-Nice and the 2009 Tour de Suisse, finishing second overall and winning a stage in the latter. Martin also made an impact at the Tour de France, wearing the Maillot blanc on stages 3–14, and winning the combativity award after finishing second on Stage 20 at the top of Mont Ventoux. He took the bronze medal in the time trial at the 2009 UCI Road World Championships at the end of the season.


Martin enjoyed more success in time trials, winning the national championships as well as stages in the Tour of California and the Tour de Suisse. Martin finished second in both the prologue and ITT Stage 19 of the Tour de France, and again wore the Maillot blanc (stages 1–3). Following the Tour de France, Martin finished 1st overall in the 2010 Eneco Tour, as well as the time trial stage 7 and the young rider's classification. Martin again took the bronze medal at the time trial at the 2010 UCI Road World Championships.


  • 2011 saw Martin claim overall victories in the 2011 Volta ao Algarve and 2011 Paris-Nice,having won time trials in both events. He also finished second overall in the 2011 Tour de Romandie, and won the time trial in the 2011 Critérium du Dauphiné.
  • Martin won his first Grand Tour stage by taking victory in the ITT Stage 20 of the 2011 Tour de France.He also won the stage 10 time trial in the 2011 Vuelta a España.
  • In September, Martin won the gold medal in the time trial at the 2011 UCI Road World Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark.He then won the opening time trial of the inaugural 2011 Tour of Beijing,and held the race lead for the rest of the event to claim overall victory.


  • Martin began 2012 with second overall in the Volta ao Algarve, finishing second to Bradley Wiggins by less than a second in the final time trial. In April, Martin lost consciousness after colliding with a car during training and sustained injuries, wrecking his early season. Martin returned to action at the Tour of Belgium in May, winning the time trial on Stage 4 and taking the overall victory.
  • At the 2012 Tour de France, Martin's hopes of winning the prologue, were dashed by a mechanical problem that forced him to switch bikes on course. Martin then crashed the following day on Stage 1, suffering a broken wrist. After suffering more mechanical problems in the next time trial, Stage 9, he withdrew from the competition so that his wrist would have more time to heal before the time trial at the 2012 Summer Olympics three weeks later.Martin was deemed fit enough to compete, and he claimed silver at the Olympics behind Bradley Wiggins.
  • In September, Martin was part of the six man Omega Pharma-Quick Step team that won the inugural UCI World Team Time Trial Championships. Three days later, he successfully defended his individual world title, beating Taylor Phinney by five seconds and passing Alberto Contador on course.
  • In October, Martin went back to China to defend his title of Tour of Beijing champion, the last UCI World Tour race of the season. He accomplished his mission successfully, raking in the general classification when the dust settled.He placed well in all the stages, but the win is to be attributed in large part to a solo victory on stage 2, where he decimated the field, won well clear of his nearest opponents and took his first stage (that is not a time trial) win in three years.


On the 1st of May he claimed his third consecutive Tour of Belgium and set a new record in doing so. 9 other riders managed to win the race two times before. Martin then won the two time trials of the Tour de Suisse, finishing fourth overall thanks to his ability to limit his losses in the mountains.On 13 July 2014 Martin won his first mass start road stage of the Tour de France. He was in a breakaway for 155 km, the final 60 km in a solo effort to bring back memories of his famous Vuelta effort in 2013.This time Martin won the stage and was able to begin his celebrations some distance before the line. He topped his Tour off by winning the 20th stage time trial by the margin of 1 minute 39 seconds over his nearest rival.


Martin had his first victory of the season on the individual time trial of the Volta ao Algarve. The second one came in May, at the Tour de Romandie, where he bettered Simon Spilak by eleven seconds in the rainy streets of Lausanne. At the end of June, he defended his German individual time trial title successfully.

Tony Martin (cyclist) Achievements

Major wins:

Grand Tours

Tour de France

  • 5 individual stages (2011, 2013, 2014, 2015)

Vuelta a España

  • 2 individual stages (2011, 2014)

Stage races

  • Eneco Tour (2010)
  • Paris–Nice (2011)
  • Tour of Beijing (2011, 2012)
  • Tour of Belgium (2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Volta ao Algarve (2011, 2013)
  • Tour du Poitou-Charentes (2015)

One-day races and Classics

  • World Time Trial Championships (2011, 2012, 2013)
  • World Team Time Trial Championships (2012, 2013)
  • National Time Trial Championships (2010, 2012–2015)

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