Tony Martin: Rider Profile

Tony Martin wins Tour of Algarve 2013

TONY MARTIN

Date of Birth: 23/4/1985

From: Cottbus

Team: Etixx-QuickStep

Previous teams: HTC-Highroad (2008-2011), Thüringer Energie Team (2006-2007), TEAG Team Köstritzer (2004-5)

Tony Martin Career Profile

Martin is a formidable cyclists whose main strength is time trialling - he is amongst the best in the world. He has won two bronze medals at the world time trialling championship, in 2010 and 2009, and has picked up numerous individual time trial stage-wins.

At the 2010 Tour de France he was pipped to the yellow jersey by Fabian Cancellara as the Swiss rider beat him by ten seconds in the race's prologue.

As well as having ability against the clock, Martin can hold his own as a climber. If he manages to strengthen his climbing in order to limit damage received at the hands of the specialist climbers, he may be a possible grand tour contender of the future.

Before turning professional, he trained to be a policeman, and missed part of his first season at HTC in order to finish the qualification.

Tony Martin Results

2015

Volta ao Algarve; stage three (ITT)

2014

Tour of the Basque Country; stage two

Tour of the Basque Country; stage six (ITT)

Tour of Belgium; stage three (ITT)

Tour of Belgium; overall

Tour de Suisse; stage seven (ITT)

German national time trial champion

Tour de France; stage nine

Vuelta a Espana; stage 10 (ITT)

2013

Volta ao Algarve; stage four (ITT)

Volta ao Algarve; overall

Tour of the Basque Country; stage six (ITT)

Tirreno-Adriatico; stage seven (ITT)

Tour de Romandie; stage five (ITT)

Tour of Belgium; stage three (ITT)

Tour of Belgium; overall

Criterium du Dauphine; stage four (ITT)

Tour de France; stage 11 (ITT)

2012

Tour of Belgium, stage four (ITT)

Tour of Belgium, overall

World time trial champion

German national time trial champion

Tour of Beijing, overall

2011

Tour of the Algarve, stage five (ITT)

Tour of the Algarve, overall

Paris-Nice, stage six (ITT)

Paris-Nice, overall classification

Critérium du Dauphiné, stage three (ITT)

Tour de France, stage 20 (ITT)

Vuelta a Espana, stage 10 (ITT)

World time trial champion

Tour of Beijing; stage one

2010

Eneco Tour, stage seven (ITT)

Eneco Tour, overall

Tour de France, prologue; second

Tour of Switzerland, stage nine (ITT)

Tour of California, stage seven (ITT)

German National Time Trial Champion

2009

Tour of Switzerland, stage eight

Tour of Romandy, stage three (TTT)

Criterium International, stage three (ITT)

Tour of Bavaria, stage four (ITT)

2008

Tour of Germany, stage eight (ITT)

Tour de l'Ain, stage three (ITT)

Ster Elektrotoer, prologue

Hel van het Mergelland

2007

Tour de l'Avenir, overall; second

Ras Tailteann, overall

2006

U23 German National time trial Champion

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