Prof. since: 2008
Style of rider: chronoman, allrounder
Hobbies: staying with my family and going out with friends
Favourite race: Tour de France
Personal website: www.tonymartin.de
Twitter name: @tonymartin85
Tony is the king of the time trial. In 2013 he again impressed with his consistent performance and ability to achieve the goals he set for himself, collecting 11 victories, among which his third consecutive world championship time trial title obviously stands out. Tony was also the engine for the team in the TTT. Thanks to him, the team won the team time trial in Tirreno-Adriatico, took second place at the Tour by just a few hundredths of a second (a result that still stings), and defended its team time trial title at the world championships in Florence. “An incredible day,” Tony likes to recall. “That day the joy of victory was double what it was in the past, and it was wonderful to share it with the team.” The public will long remember his victory in the Mont Saint-Michel time trial at the Tour de France, where “Panzerwagen,” in addition to beating his competitors, overcame the pain of a tremendous crash he had suffered a few days earlier in the first stage of the Grande Boucle. In 2014 Tony will again be one of the stars of the team, pursuing additional time trial records and maybe even victory in a road race, a feat that escaped him by just a few meters in an epic stage of the Vuelta, where Tony again demonstrated, as if there were any need, his great class and courage.
Hel van het Mergelland, Prologue Ster Elektrotoer, Stage 3b Tour de l`Ain, Stage 8 Deutschland Tour
Stage 3 Criterium International, Stage 4 Bayern Rundfahrt, Stage 8 Tour de Suisse,
Stage 7 Tour of California, Stage 9 Tour de Suisse, National time trial championships, Stage 7 and overall rankings Eneco Tour
Stage 5 and overall rankings Volta oa Algarve, Stage 6 and overall rankings Paris-Nice, Stage 3 Dauphiné-Libéré, Stage 20 Tour de France, Stage 10 Vuelta a España, World time trial championships, Stage 1 and overall ranking Tour of Beijing, Chrono des Herbiers.
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 and Chrono des Herbiers.
4th stage and Volta Algarve Overall, 1st and 7th stage Tirreno-Adriatico, 6th stage Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco, 5th stage Tour de Romandie, 3rd Stage and Tour of Belgium Overall, 4th stage Criterium du Dauphiné, German National TT Championship, 11th stage Tour de France, World Championship ITT, World Championship TTT, Chrono des Nations.
2008: Team High Road / Team Columbia
2009: Team Columbia – HTC
2010: Team HTC - Columbia
2011: HTC - Highroad
2012: Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team
2013: Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team
The first Dubai Tour started with a individual time trial over 10 kilometers today. UCI World Time Trial Champion Tony Martin was one of the favorites for the stage win.
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team riders Mark Cavendish and Tony Martin met with the media for the Dubai Tour press conference on Tuesday, discussing everything from the race itself to the opportunity to race in Dubai for the first time in UCI Asia Tour history.
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team rider Tony Martin underwent surgery at BG Hospital in Hamburg (Germany) today because of a "non-union" of his left scaphoid fracture as consequence of his 2012 Tour de France crash.