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Martin
Velits

SK
Birthday
21.02.1985
Birthplace
Bratislava
Height
185 cm
Weight
72 kg

Martin's biography

Prof. since: 2007
Victories: 1
Style of rider: One day rider
Nickname: -
Hobbies
: Music
Favourite race: Paris-Roubaix
Personal website: -
Twitter name: @martinvelits 

Martin is a genuine team player capable of remarkable personal performances, especially in the time trial. Martin started riding with his brother Peter when he was 13, dividing his time between ice hockey in the winter and bike riding in the summer. Martin has a calm and thoughtful personality, loves music, and enjoys making time to read a good book. He’s quite attached to his family and proud of his Slovak origins and the culture of his country, which he thinks is “the most beautiful in the world!” In 2014 Martin will again be one of the team’s reliable workhorses. “How many kilometers have I already ridden pulling at the front of the group? I don’t know, but I can tell you that it’s a lot,” says Martin with a laugh.

Stats 2014

UCI Ranking:
#Wins: (More info)
#Top-10 positions: 1 (More info)
Race distance covered: 11337.1 km
Days of racing: 72 days


Distances

Dubai Tour 414.5 km 4 days
Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne 197 km 1 days
Le Samyn 195.9 km 1 days
Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen 375.8 km 3 days
Nokere Koerse - Danilith Classic 199.3 km 1 days
E3 Harelbeke 105.5 km 1 days
Gent-Wevelgem In Flanders Fields 233 km 1 days
VDK-Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde 531 km 3 days
Scheldeprijs 201 km 1 days
Grand Prix Cerami 200 km 1 days
De Brabantse Pijl - La Flèche Brabançonne 203.1 km 1 days
Amgen Tour of California 1142.8 km 8 days
Tour de Suisse 1321.9 km 9 days
National Championships Slovakia - Road Race 96 km 1 days
Tour de Pologne 1251 km 7 days
Vuelta a España 3239.9 km 21 days
World Championships Road Race 127.4 km 1 days
Tour de l'Eurométropole 691 km 4 days
Binche - Chimay - Binche / Mémorial Frank Vandenbroucke 194.5 km 1 days
Paris - Tours Elite 237.5 km 1 days
Nationale Sluitingprijs - Putte - Kapellen 179 km 1 days
Total 11337.1 km 72 days

Martin's victories

2010 (1) 
National time trial championships  

Martin's previous teams

2014: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step (WT)
2013: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step (WT)
2012: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step (WT)
2011: HTC - High Road (WT)
2010: Team HTC - Columbia (WT)
2009: Milram
2008: Milram
2007: Team Wiesenhof - Felt

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Martin's news

OPQS rider Martin Velits finished 29th in one of the last races of the 2014 road season on Sunday: 237.5km Paris-Tours. Thomas Voeckler (Team Europcar) and Jelle Wallays (Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise) were the two remaining riders of an original breakaway that was able to hold off the peloton all the way until the finish line. They had less than 30" on the peloton going into the final kilometers, which proved to be enough time.

OPQS announces the extension of contracts for Spanish rider Carlos Verona, and Slovak rider Martin Velits, for two more seasons (2015 & 2016).

The bunch sprint was once again foiled at AMGEN Tour of California Stage 5. This time, the cause was Cat. 1 San Marcos Pass late in the 173km stage on Thursday.

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