Guillaume Martin

Guillaume Martin (born 9 June 1993) is a French cyclist who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Cofidis.[3]

Guillaume Martin
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Martin at the 2018 Deutschland Tour
Personal information
Full nameGuillaume Martin
Born (1993-06-09) 9 June 1993 (age 28)
Paris, France
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight55 kg (121 lb; 8 st 9 lb)
Team information
Current teamCofidis
Rider typeClimber
Amateur teams
2011VC Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët
2014–2015CC Étupes
Professional teams
2013Sojasun (stagiaire) (stagiaire)
2016–2019Wanty–Groupe Gobert[1]
Major wins
Grand Tours
Vuelta a España
Mountains classification (2020)


In June 2017, he was named in the startlist for the Tour de France.[4] While not necessarily considered a pre-race favourite for overall victory in the general classification, Martin finished just outside the top 20 in 2017 and 2018 and just outside the top 10 in 2019.[5]

Cofidis (2020–present)Edit

Having rode for Wanty–Groupe Gobert since the start of the 2016 season, Martin joined Cofidis ahead of the 2020 season.[6] In August, Martin finished third overall at the Critérium du Dauphiné.[7] He then rode in the Tour de France, in which he held third place overall from stages seven to twelve, before ultimately finishing eleventh overall. In October, he was named in the startlist for the Vuelta a España.[8] Having lost over ten minutes across the first three stages, Martin formed part of the breakaway on three consecutive stages,[9] taking the mountains classification lead following stage seven – a lead he did not relinquish for the remainder of the race.[10]

Martin contested his fifth consecutive Tour de France in 2021; after spending the first week outside the top 25 places overall, Martin moved into the top ten following stage nine, after being part of the day's breakaway.[11] On the fourteenth stage, Martin moved up to second place overall – behind Tadej Pogačar – having been part of a seven-rider move that attacked around halfway through the stage, and gained five minutes on the peloton.[12][13] He ceded almost four minutes the following day, on the first Pyrenean stage, dropping back to ninth overall; he ultimately finished the race in eighth place.[14][15]

Contesting the Vuelta a España for the second straight year, Martin was part of a 31-rider breakaway on the tenth stage – he had entered the stage almost ten minutes down on race leader Primož Roglič – which ultimately splintered on the day's categorised climb, the Puerto de Almáchar. Martin finished in the second chase group about thirty seconds behind the new race leader, moving up to second overall behind the new race leader, Odd Christian Eiking.[16] Martin fell behind on some of the high mountain stages in the third week, but still remained ahead of everyone except the elite GC riders. This was the second straight grand tour where he finished in the top 10.

Personal lifeEdit

Born in Paris, Martin grew up in Norman Switzerland. His father was a teacher of aikido, which Guillaume practiced during his childhood, and his mother was a drama teacher.[17] He holds a master's degree in philosophy from Université Paris Nanterre and is the author of two books, one of which is Socrates By Bike.[18][19]

Major resultsEdit

10th Road race, UEC European Junior Road Championships
9th Overall Ronde de l'Isard
4th Overall Tour Alsace
1st Liège–Bastogne–Liège Espoirs
4th Overall Ronde de l'Isard
10th Overall Tour de l'Avenir
1st Stage 5
2nd Overall Tour of Austria
4th Overall Tour de l'Ain
8th Overall Rhône-Alpes Isère Tour
1st   Overall Giro della Toscana
1st Stage 2
1st   Overall Tour du Gévaudan Languedoc-Roussillon
1st Stage 1
1st Stage 4 Tour du Limousin
3rd Overall Tour du Jura
6th Polynormande
7th Coppa Sabatini
10th Tour du Doubs
1st   Overall Circuit de la Sarthe
1st Stage 3
3rd Tour du Finistère
3rd Boucles de l'Aulne
4th Tour du Doubs
5th Road race, National Road Championships
5th Grand Prix de Wallonie
5th Grand Prix La Marseillaise
9th Overall Deutschland Tour
2nd Overall Giro di Sicilia
1st Stage 4
2nd Trofeo Campos, Porreres, Felanitx, Ses Salines
3rd Overall Tour du Limousin
3rd Memorial Marco Pantani
3rd Tour du Doubs
5th Overall Vuelta a Burgos
5th Tour du Finistère
6th Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli
6th Grand Prix de Plumelec-Morbihan
7th Trofeo Andratx–Lloseta
7th Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana
8th Overall Volta a Catalunya
8th Faun-Ardèche Classic
8th La Drôme Classic
Vuelta a España
1st   Mountains classification
  Combativity award Stages 5, 12 & 15
3rd Overall Critérium du Dauphiné
3rd Faun-Ardèche Classic
3rd Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Challenge
4th La Drôme Classic
7th Overall Vuelta a San Juan
1st   Mountains classification
8th Overall Tour de l'Ain
1st Mercan'Tour Classic Alpes-Maritimes
6th Overall Paris–Nice
8th Overall Tour de France
8th Veneto Classic
9th Overall Vuelta a España

General classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour general classification results
Grand Tour 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
  Giro d'Italia Has not contested during his career
  Tour de France 23 21 12 11 8
  Vuelta a España 14 9
Major stage race general classification results
Race 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
  Paris–Nice 12 6
  Tirreno–Adriatico Has not contested during his career
  Volta a Catalunya 46 8 NH
  Tour of the Basque Country 31
  Tour de Romandie 42 44 27 18
  Critérium du Dauphiné 29 18 12 17 3 20
  Tour de Suisse NH
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish
IP In progress
NH Not held


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  2. ^ Bacon, Ellis (30 December 2019). "2020 Team Preview: Cofidis". Future plc. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Cofidis". Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 1 January 2021. Retrieved 1 January 2021.
  4. ^ "2017: 104th Tour de France: Start List". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Rider Guillaume Martin". 31 October 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "Guillaume Martin: It's time for Cofidis to win a Tour de France stage". 19 October 2019.
  7. ^ "Critérium du Dauphiné: Another big step for Guillaume Martin". 17 August 2020.
  8. ^ "75th La Vuelta ciclista a España: Startlist". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 19 October 2020.
  9. ^ Startt, James (27 October 2020). "Guillaume Martin 'liberated' by time losses at the Vuelta a España". VeloNews. Pocket Outdoor Media, LLC. Retrieved 24 August 2021.
  10. ^ "Guillaume Martin secures mountains classification at Vuelta a España". Future plc. 6 November 2020. Retrieved 24 August 2021.
  11. ^ Ostanek, Daniel (4 July 2021). "Tour de France: Ben O'Connor moves back into contention with victory in Tignes". Future plc. Retrieved 24 August 2021.
  12. ^ Fletcher, Patrick (10 July 2021). "Tour de France: Mollema escapes breakaway to win stage 14". Future plc. Retrieved 24 August 2021.
  13. ^ Farrand, Stephen (10 July 2021). "Tour de France: Guillaume Martin climbs to second overall thanks to clever day in the break". Future plc. Retrieved 24 August 2021.
  14. ^ Ryan, Barry (11 July 2021). "Guillaume Martin: When you have given everything, you can't be disappointed". Future plc. Retrieved 24 August 2021.
  15. ^ Ostanek, Daniel (18 July 2021). "Tadej Pogacar wins 2021 Tour de France as Van Aert takes final stage". Future plc. Retrieved 24 August 2021.
  16. ^ "Storer wins 10th Vuelta stage, Roglic loses lead after crash". Associated Press. 24 August 2021. Retrieved 24 August 2021.
  17. ^ Hurcom, Sophie (6 September 2020). "Guillaume Martin: Think big". Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  18. ^ Startt, James (17 April 2020). "Day in the life: Guillaume Martin". VeloNews. Retrieved 15 December 2021.
  19. ^ Been, José (10 December 2021). "A chat with cyclist-philosopher Guillaume Martin". CyclingTips. Retrieved 15 December 2021.

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