Martin Earley

Martin Earley (born 15 June 1962) is a former Irish professional road bicycle racer, who competed in the 1984 and 1996 Olympic Games.

Martin Earley
Personal information
Born (1962-06-15) 15 June 1962 (age 58)
Clonshaugh, Dublin, Ireland

Racing careerEdit

He turned professional in 1985 with the Fagor team with whom he stayed until 1987. In 1986 he won the 14th stage of the Giro d'Italia and the second of the Tour of the Basque Country. In 1987, he was part of the Irish team at the world road championship that ended with a win by Stephen Roche. After that he rode for Kas and then the Dutch PDM team of Sean Kelly. The highlight of his career was a stage win in the 1989 Tour de France when he broke clear of three riders 750m from the end of 157 km from Labastide-d'Armagnac to Pau. Earley completed five of his eight Tours; his highest finish was 44th in 1989.

After PDM left the sport, he rode for Festina, then switched to mountain biking by riding for Raleigh and then for individual sponsors. He competed in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta in the mountain bike race and finished 25th.[1]

Career after racingEdit

He has a practice as a physiotherapist and chiropractor. He has been a coach to cyclists including Irish Olympians Robin Seymour and Tarja Owens.

Career achievementsEdit

Professional Victories (9)Edit

Grand Tour recordEdit

Major resultsEdit

1st   Overall Junior Tour of Ireland
1st Shay Elliott Memorial Race
3rd Overall Rás Tailteann
1st Stage 4
1st Stage 14 Giro d'Italia
8th Overall Tour of the Basque Country
1st Stage 2
10th Overall Nissan Classic
3rd Overall Tour du Haut-Var
5th Overall Tour of the Basque Country
1st Stage 3
6th Overall Nissan Classic
10th Liège–Bastogne–Liège
10th GP Ouest–France
1st Stage 8 Tour de France
Tour du Vaucluse
1st Stages 2 & 6
1st Tom Simpson Memorial Race
4th Overall Milk Race
7th Road race, UCI Road World Championships
9th Giro di Lombardia
8th Overall Tirreno–Adriatico
9th Liège–Bastogne–Liège
1st Stage 1 Vuelta a Galega
3rd Rund um den Henninger Turm
10th Overall Nissan Classic
7th Overall Milk Race
7th Züri–Metzgete
9th Overall Nissan Classic
6th Overall Tour Méditerranéen
1st   Road race, National Road Championships


  1. ^ "Martin Earley Olympic Results". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 25 May 2015.