A stage and mountains classification Vuelta a Espana 2006
- 2.1 Placements in the Grand Tours
Prior to 2006
From 1999 to 2001 Martinez drove the amateur team Caja Rural. His greatest successes he drove a 2001, when he won the Vuelta Ciclista a Leon and second at the Vuelta a Navarra.
He was in the Basque ProTour team Euskaltel -Euskadi professional, where he drove up to the 2005 season 2002. Early on, he exhibited his good skills on the mountain to the test, as he celebrated his first success as a professional in 2003. After a second and two third places he could decide the overall standings of the Tour de l' Avenir for themselves. In 2004, he went first in the Tour de France at the start. On the 11th stage, he reached the third place, which was his best result after a breakaway with Juan Antonio Flecha and David Moncoutié. In the 2005 Tour de France he came on two stages in the top ten, he was once eighth and ninth once, whereas he does not it past at the Vuelta a España over a tenth.
For the 2006 season, he joined the UCI ProTour team Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team. He reached the third place on the respective first stage of the Vuelta a Castilla y León, in which he reached the fourth place in the standings, and the Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré. At the Tour de France he came again does not have a tenth square. Finally, for the Vuelta a España he celebrated his first major success when he won the eleventh stage for himself after he attacked from a leading group of his former teammates Inigo Landaluze. He also won the mountain classification and was twelfth in the standings.
In 2007 he achieved no great success. At the Tour de France he did not make it past a 31 course and the Vuelta a España he had to quit after the eleventh stage.
After he re- joined the team Euskaltel -Euskadi for the 2008 season, he could retract better results. He won the mountains classification which is so important for his team Basque Country Tour and was able to re-enter even better results in the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España. In the Tour, he had to give on the 15th stage only Simon Gerrans beaten. At the 9th stage of the Vuelta, he managed to take over the golden jersey of the overall leader as the first driver in the history of the team Euskaltel -Euskadi. This he was able to defend four days. In the overall standings, he reached the ninth.
In 2009 he won in the spring of the mountains classification at the Tirreno - Adriatico and was second in the Klasika Primavera. At the Tour de France, he only had to admit defeat in the Franco Pellizotti mountains classification and finished second in this after two fifth places and a long battle. In the Vuelta a España he could not retract top results.
In 2010, his biggest success was winning the Critérium du Dauphiné climb of. At the Tour de France he was unable to repeat the performance from the previous year and the Vuelta a España he had to quit after the 13th stage.
At the Tour de France he returned with the 34th overall from a solid performance, but was not particularly appear. End of the 2013 season, he finished his career as a professional cyclist.
- Vuelta Ciclista a Leon Appreciation
- General Classification Tour de l' Avenir
- A stage and mountains classification Vuelta a Espana
- Mountains classification Tour of Basque Country
- Mountain stage Tirreno- Adriatico
- 2 Mountains classification Tour de France
- Critérium du Dauphiné mountains classification
Rankings in the Grand Tours
- DNF: did not finish, a stage driver has not ended