Prof. since: 2008
Style of rider: All-rounder, Chronoman
Hobbies: Staying with my family, going out with my friends
Favourite race: Tour de France
Personal website: www.tonymartin.de
Twitter name: @tonymartin85
After an initially unlucky season start, marked by a serious injury suffered during a training session when he was hit by a car, Tony had the strength to recover and make it back to the top of his game, winning the TT and the final classification in the Tour of Belgium and the national championship TT. When everything seemed to be going smoothly, bad luck hit Tony once again during the Tour de France. A flat in the prologue cheated him of the chance to wear the first yellow jersey, and an insignificant fall the next day forced him to withdraw after a week of suffering caused by a fractured scaphoid. However, Tony proved to be a tenacious champion and at the end of the season he reaped the fruits of his labors. He was the individual and team TT World Champion and winner of the Tour of Beijing for the second time in a row. These important successes added an even greater dimension to his career, and in 2013 Tony will again be among the major stars on team OPQS.
Hel van het Mergelland, Prologue Ster Elektrotoer, 3rd stage (B) Tour de l`Ain and 8th Stage Deutschland Tour.
2009: Team Columbia – HTC (3)
3rd stage Criterium International, 4th stage Bayern Rundfahrt and 8th stage Tour de Suisse.
2010: Team HTC - Columbia (5)
7th stage Tour of California, 9th stage Tour de Suisse, National time trial championships, 7th stage and overall Eneco Tour.
2011: HTC - Highroad (11)
5th stage and overall Volta oa Algarve, 6th stage and overall Paris-Nice, 3rd stage Dauphiné-Libéré, 20th stage Tour de France, 10th stage Vuelta a España, World time trial championships, 1st stage and overall ranking Tour of Beijing and Chrono des Herbiers.
2012: Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team (9)
4th stage and Ronde van België overall, German National TT Championship, World Championship ITT, World Championship TTT, 2nd Stage Tour of Beijing and Tour of Beijing overall, Chrono des Herbiers.
2013: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team (4)
4th stage and Volta Algarve Overall, Tirreno-Adriatico Prologue TTT and 7th Stage
2008: Team High Road / Team Columbia
2009: Team Columbia – HTC
2010: Team HTC - Columbia
2011: HTC - Highroad
2012: Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team riders Tom Boonen and Tony Martin met with the press today, and discussed their objectives for the upcoming Tour of Belgium. Tour of Belgium takes place from May 22nd until May 26th.
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team has announced the selection that will take part in Rund um den Finanzplatz Eschborn - Frankfurt on Wednesday, May 1st. The race includes a steep climb: the Mammolshainer Berg — a short climb with a 26% ramp in sections. There is also a circuit in Frankfurt for the final.
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team rider and UCI World TT Champion Tony Martin powered to yet another time trial victory in 2013, winning the 18.7km Stage 5 of Tour de Romandie on Sunday with a time of 21'07", averaging 53.105km/h.