Marc de Maar

Marc de Maar (born 15 February 1984) is a Curaçaoan former professional road racing cyclist, who rode professionally between 2006 and 2018.

Marc de Maar
Bornem - Ronde van België, proloog, individuele tijdrit, 27 mei 2015 (A100).JPG
De Maar in 2015
Personal information
Full nameMarc de Maar
Born (1984-02-15) 15 February 1984 (age 36)
Assen, the Netherlands
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight68 kg (150 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Amateur teams
2001–2002Rabobank Beloften
2003Löwik–Tegeltoko
2004–2005Rabobank GS3
Professional teams
2006–2009Rabobank
2010UnitedHealthcare–Maxxis
2011Quick-Step
2012–2014UnitedHealthcare
2015–2016Team Roompot
2017Hengxiang Cycling Team
2018Team UKYO[1]

BiographyEdit

Amateur careerEdit

At the age of 14, de Maar was ice skating in the winter and cycling in the summer, with better results in cycling. In 2000, de Maar won some criteriums in the Netherlands, and signed a youth contract for two years for Rabobank Beloften.[2]

In his first year as a junior for that team, de Maar won some races, and finished 18th in the World Road race championship for young riders. The second year was not so good, and after his contract ended in 2002, he did not get a new contract.

De Maar found a different team, "Löwik-Tegeltoko". In 2003, he performed better, although he had no victories. Still, the Rabobank team decided to sign him again.[2]

In 2004 and 2005 he rode in the Rabobank GS3. In those years, he won some races, and in 2006 he became a member of the professional division of Rabobank.

Professional careerEdit

De Maar signed with Quick-Step for the 2011 season,[3] but moved to UnitedHealthcare for the 2012 season.[4]

In the 2012 Tour of Britain, de Maar took the victory on the fifth stage. With 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) left, he hit the tarmac with two other riders after taking a corner too wide. He slowly picked himself up, got back on his bike and reintegrated the group. He rode away solo 6.5 kilometres (4.0 mi) from the finish, and crossed the line with an advantage of 15 seconds on the chasers.[5]

In September 2014 it was announced that de Maar would join the new Team Roompot squad for 2015.[6]

Major resultsEdit

1999
1st Classique del Alpes U19
2004
1st Eschborn-Frankfurt City Loop U23
1st Hasselt–Spa–Hasselt
2nd Internatie Reningelst
3rd Overall Thüringen Rundfahrt der U23
2005
1st   Overall Tour du Loir-et-Cher
1st Stage 3
1st   Overall Le Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux
Olympia's Tour
1st Prologue & Stage 8
1st Stage 2 Tour de Gironde
2009
7th Overall Tour of Hainan
2010
Netherlands Antilles Road Championships
1st   Road race
1st   Time trial
3rd Overall Tour de Beauce
1st Stages 3 & 5
5th Chrono de Gatineau
2011
1st   Road race, Pan American Games
Curaçao National Road Championships
1st   Road race
1st  Time trial
2012
Curaçao National Road Championships
1st   Road race
1st  Time trial
1st Stage 5 Tour of Britain
2nd Amstel Curaçao Race
4th Overall Tour of the Gila
5th Hel van het Mergelland
6th Overall Tour de Beauce
2013
1st Stage 5 Tour de Beauce
3rd Amstel Curaçao Race
8th Volta Limburg Classic
10th Les Boucles du Sud Ardèche
2014
1st   Mountains classification Tour of Turkey
2nd Overall Tour of Norway
1st Stage 2
7th Overall Tour de San Luis
7th Overall Tour des Fjords
2015
5th Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana
2017
6th Overall Tour of Hainan
2018
1st Overall Tour de Kumano
1st Points classification
1st Mountains classification

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mulder, Karin (7 December 2017). "Marc de Maar verlengt wegcarrière in Japan" [Marc de Maar extends road career in Japan]. RTV Drenthe (in Dutch). Stichting RTV Drenthe. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b Biografie Marc de Maar op Marcdemaar.nl Archived 2010-04-17 at the Wayback Machine (in Dutch), 5 oct. 2008
  3. ^ "De Maar signs with Quick Step for 2011".
  4. ^ "De Maar returns to UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 6 September 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2012.
  5. ^ Ben Atkins (13 September 2012). "Tour of Britain: Marc de Maar escapes the break to win in Stoke-on-Trent". VeloNation. VeloNation LLC. Retrieved 14 September 2012.
  6. ^ "Roompot hengelt De Maar binnen" [Roompot angling to bring in De Maar]. De Telegraaf (in Dutch). 13 September 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2014.

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