Tony Martin (cyclist)

  • World champion in the time trial in 2011, 2012, 2013
  • World Champion in the team time trial 2012, 2013
  • German time trial champion in 2010, 2012, 2013
  • Overall victory Eneco Tour 2010
  • Overall win Paris-Nice 2011
  • Total Victory Tour of Beijing 2011, 2012
  • Two stages of the Tour de France
  • A stage in the Vuelta a España 2011

Tony Martin ( born April 23, 1985 in Cottbus, East Germany ) is a German racing cyclist. He is a multiple world time trial champion, winner of the time trial in grand tours and has also won the general classification of different stage races.


Tony Martin came in 1989 to Eschborn, since his parents fled with him even before the wall opening from the GDR. In 2001 he went to the sports school in Erfurt, where he took his Abitur in 2004.

Martin is chief of police; the training time he graduated in sports promotion group " summer " in the education center of the Thuringian police in Meiningen. Currently, he is released from his job as a police officer. Today Tony Martin lives in the Swiss town of Kreuzlingen.


Tony Martin began in 1999 when RV Sossenheim with the cycling and moved in 2000 to the RSV Seeheim. 2001, where he succeeded in addition to numerous victories in Hesse championships and road racing in the TMP tour in Thuringia, the only tour for young racers with a victory on the final stage of overall victory. His first big success came Tony Martin in 2003, when he became German champion in the time trial of the juniors. The following year he was with Christian Bach, Sascha Damrow and Jens Lehmann German champion on the track in the team pursuit.

In 2005, he celebrated his first professional victory at the German ProTour team Gerolsteiner as a stagiaire, when he won the time trial of the Rothaus Regio heavy tour of the candelabra. Also, he won two stages in the known U23 race Giro delle Regioni in Italy. He then took part in the U23 World Cup in Madrid. 2006, when his team TEAG team Köstritzer team was renamed Thüringer Energie, he could now bring in the U23 German national time trial champion title. The overall ranking of the newly introduced TUI Cups he won, thanks to his victory in the Thüringen- tour, from drivers under 23 years ago Sebastian Schwager and Dominik Roels. He went in the time trial the U23 World Championships in Salzburg in the race. However, the severe course he did not answer, and he was only 18

The year 2007 was very successful for Martin. He was German Bergmeister, a stage of the Thüringen Tour won the FBD Insurance Ras, (which also has 2nd place in the overall ranking ), the Coppa Città di Asti and the time trial of the Circuit des Ardennes. He also drove for several days in the yellow jersey of the Tour de l' Avenir, the U25 version of the Tour de France, Bauke Mollema to him declined this and decided the overall standings for themselves. At the end, he finished second. As of the 2008 season he rode for Team Columbia. At the World Championship 2008 Martin finished seventh in the time trial.

The Tour de Suisse 2009 Martin finished second overall as well as surprising as the winner of the Mountain jersey. In the 2009 Tour de France on July 6, he could take on the 3rd stage the white jersey for the best young rider and wore it for twelve days stage. The king's stage to Mont Ventoux he reached narrowly beaten second behind Juan Manuel Garate of Spain. On July 12, 2009, he climbed to the top spot for the first time the official ranking of the BDR. In the time trial at the road wheel WM Martin brought on 24 September 2009, the bronze medal.

In 2010, Tony Martin was able to continue his success in the individual time trial. On the ninth stage of the Tour de Suisse 2010, he won the individual time trial. At the German road Radmeisterschaften he was able to secure the German champion jersey. At the Tour de France 2010 Martin winner of two second-place finishes in the time trial; he had only beaten by Fabian Cancellara in the prologue and the time trial. However, his ambitions in the standings could not underline Martin. His hitherto largest professional success he celebrated by winning overall in the Eneco Tour, where he won the final individual time trial.

2011 Martin won in February at the Tour of Algarve. In March, he was after a win in the individual time trial at Paris- Nice win the yellow jersey and defended it to the end of the tour. With the hitherto biggest success of his professional career, he took the lead in the world rankings. In April of the same year he completed the Tour de Romandie, which also is part of the UCI World Tour, as second overall behind Cadel Evans and Alexandre Vinokourov from before. At the Tour de France he won the only individual time trial before Cadel Evans and Alberto Contador. Also at the Vuelta a España he could time trial to decide for itself here before Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins.

On 1 September 2011, Tony Martin announced from 2012 to ride for the Belgian team Quick-Step and focus in 2012 will be on the Olympic time trial. 20 days later, on 21 August 2011, he won at the UCI Road World Championships 2011 in Copenhagen, Denmark the time trial and thus won for the first time a world title. At the Tour of Beijing, the first time was part of the UCI World Tour, he was able to defend the leader's jersey in the opening time trial won by the end of the tour and win so to Paris -Nice stage race, the second highest category of 2011.

In 2012, he initially could not build on the successes of the previous year. A collision with a car in April during a training ride, blowouts in the prologue and individual time trial of the Tour de France in 2012 and a scaphoid fracture after a fall on the first stage prevented a planned preparation for the Olympic time trial. Although the break in the Olympics was not yet completely healed, he won the Olympic silver medal in the time trial behind the newly crowned winner of the Tour de France, Bradley Wiggins. It was not until the end of September was the season comparable to last year. Martin was able to repeat his time trial victory from last year and win the after 16 years again discharged team time trial in the team at the road World Championships in Limburg. He also won the Tour of Beijing after again. In contrast to his previous go-round victories, he drove here the decisive edge for the overall victory not in a time trial out - the Tour of Beijing in 2012 had none in the program - but took a solo trip on the second stage 46 seconds ahead.



  • German time trial champion (Juniors )


  • German Champion Team Pursuit (train )


  • A stage ( BZF ) Rothaus Regio - Tour
  • Two stages of the Giro delle regioni ( U23 )


  • German time trial champion ( U23 )
  • Appreciation International Thüringen Tour ( U23 )
  • International German Championship ( U23 )


  • German Meisterberg ( U23 )
  • FBD Insurance Rás
  • A stage International Thüringen Tour
  • Coppa Città di Asti
  • A stage ( ECF ) Circuit des Ardennes
  • Hel van het Mergelland
  • Prologue Ster Elektrotoer
  • A stage ( ECF ) Tour de l' Ain
  • A stage ( ECF ) Germany Tour
  • Eneco Tour
  • Mountain stage Paris-Nice
  • A stage ( ECF ) Critérium International
  • Team time trial Tour de Romandie
  • A stage ( ECF ) Tour of Bavaria
  • A stage and mountain Classification Tour de Suisse
  • World Championships - individual time trial
  • A stage ( ECF ) Tour of California
  • A stage ( ECF ) Tour de Suisse
  • German time trial champion
  • A stage and Appreciation ( ECF ) Eneco Tour
  • World Championships - individual time trial
  • Appreciation and a stage ( ECF ) Algarve tour
  • Appreciation and a stage ( ECF ) Paris-Nice
  • A stage ( ECF ) Basque Country Tour
  • A stage ( ECF ) Critérium du Dauphiné
  • A stage ( ECF ) Tour de France
  • A stage ( ECF ) Vuelta a España
  • World Champion - Individual Time Trial
  • Appreciation and a stage ( ECF ) Tour of Beijing
  • Chrono des Nations
  • Appreciation and a stage ( ECF ) Tour of Belgium
  • German time trial champion
  • Silver medal in the individual time trial at the Olympic Summer Games in London
  • World Champion - Team Time Trial
  • World Champion - Individual Time Trial
  • Appreciation and a stage Tour of Beijing
  • Chrono des Nations
  • A stage ( ECF ) and total victory Algarve Tour
  • TTT and ITT Tirreno- Adriatico
  • A stage ( ECF ) Basque Country Tour
  • A stage ( ECF ) Tour de Romandie
  • Appreciation and a stage ( ECF ) Tour of Belgium
  • A stage ( ECF ) Critérium du Dauphiné
  • German time trial champion
  • A stage ( ECF ) Tour de France
  • World Champion - Team Time Trial
  • World Champion - Individual Time Trial
  • Chrono des Nations
  • Tirreno Adriatico team time trial -
  • A stage Basque Country Tour

Placements at Grand Tours


  • DNF: did not finish, a stage driver has not ended
  • WD: withdrawal, the driver has the tour canceled after a stage


  • Cyclists of the Year of the BDR
  • Cyclists of the Year of the BDR
  • Thuringian Sportsman of the Year ( Sports Federation of Thuringia & Sports Help Thüringen)