TONY MARTIN
Date of Birth: 23/4/1985
From: Cottbus
Team: Omega Pharma-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
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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