Martin Vinnicombe was a specialist in the 1000 -meter time trial. In the UCI Track World Championships in Vienna in 1987 he became world champion in this discipline after being in Bassano del Grappa and the third in 1986 took second place in Colorado Springs had already in 1985. 1989 in Lyon and in 1990 in Maebashi he could each again win the title of Vice - World Champion.
At the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul Martin Vinnicombe won the silver medal in the kilometer.
1991 Vinnicombe has been tested in the U.S. positive for steroids and banned for two years. He then finished his playing career and has since worked as a coach. He was from the " Chinese Olympic Committee " (COC ) for doping the driver Zeng Liqing locked with EPO for four years as a coach in China in 2005. This doping accusation denied vehemently Vinnicombe and regarded himself as a scapegoat for the machinations of local officials.
In the 1990s, Martin Vinnicombe was in one's pursuit of 1998, Lucy Tyler - Sharman married to the world champion. After the doping scandal in 1991 she separated from him.