Paul Martens

Paul Martens (born 26 October 1983, in Rostock) is a German professional road bicycle racer, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Team Jumbo–Visma.[3] He was named in the start list for the 2015 Tour de France.[4]

Paul Martens
Paul Martens.jpg
Martens at the 2016 Tour of Britain.
Personal information
Full namePaul Martens
Born (1983-10-26) 26 October 1983 (age 37)
Rostock, East Germany
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight69 kg (152 lb; 10 st 12 lb)
Team information
Current teamTeam Jumbo–Visma
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Amateur teams
?KED Bianchi–Berlin
2005T-Mobile Team (stagiaire)
Professional teams
2006–2007Skil–Shimano
2008–2021Rabobank[1][2]
Major wins
Stage races
Tour de Luxembourg (2013)

In February 2020, Martens announced that he would retire from cycling at the end of the season; however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Martens intended to prolong his career until the middle of the 2021 season.[5][6]

Major resultsEdit

2001
1st   Madison (with Florian Piper), National Junior Road Championships
2004
2nd Time trial, National Under-23 Road Championships
2005
1st   Time trial, National Under-23 Road Championships
2006
1st Münsterland Giro
1st Stage 2 Tour de Luxembourg
2007
2nd Overall Ster Elektrotoer
1st Stage 2
3rd Rund um die Hainleite
4th Overall Tour de Luxembourg
5th Overall Rheinland–Pfalz Rundfahrt
9th Overall Eneco Tour
2008
6th Overall Ster Elektrotoer
6th Overall Regio-Tour
8th Overall Sachsen Tour
10th Coppa Sabatini
2009
3rd GP Ouest–France
5th Eschborn–Frankfurt City Loop
6th Giro del Piemonte
8th Overall Sachsen Tour
2010
1st Grand Prix de Wallonie
4th Brabantse Pijl
4th Paris–Brussels
4th Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli
6th Grote Prijs Jef Scherens
8th E3 Prijs Vlaanderen
2011
10th Amstel Gold Race
10th La Flèche Wallonne
2012
1st Stage 4 Vuelta a Burgos
2013
1st   Overall Tour de Luxembourg
1st Stage 1 Volta ao Algarve
3rd Volta Limburg Classic
5th Overall Arctic Race of Norway
9th Overall Tour de Wallonie
2014
1st Stage 5 Tour of Belgium
2nd Ronde van Limburg
4th Overall Ster ZLM Toer
2015
10th Overall Tour du Poitou-Charentes
2017
5th Volta Limburg Classic
10th Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
2019
1st Stage 1 (TTT) UAE Tour

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
  Giro d'Italia 78 63 75
  Tour de France 80 98 82 81
 /  Vuelta a España DNF 119 58 109
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cheery Christmas for ambitious Team Jumbo-Visma". Team Jumbo–Visma. Team Oranje Road BV. 21 December 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Team Jumbo-Visma 2020 roster presented in Amsterdam". Bianchi. F.I.V. Edoardo Bianchi S.p.A. 20 December 2019. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Jumbo-Visma". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 2 January 2021. Retrieved 2 January 2021.
  4. ^ "2015 Tour de France start list". Velo News. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  5. ^ De Maio, Antonino (24 February 2020). "Jumbo – Visma, Paul Martens si ritirerà al termine della stagione" [Jumbo - Visma, Paul Martens will retire at the end of the season]. SpazioCiclismo – CyclingPro.net (in Italian). Antoine Plouvin SARL. Retrieved 2 January 2021.
  6. ^ "Jumbo-Visma extend contracts with Eenkhoorn, Hofstede, Roosen and Pfingsten". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 4 September 2020. Retrieved 2 January 2021. Martens was set to retire at the end of this season, but has decided to push the end of his racing career back a little more.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Paul Martens at Wikimedia Commons