Guillaume MARTIN

Guillaume Martin is a French cyclist born on June 9, 1993 in Paris. After allowing you to know everything about the Cofidis cycling team, it's time to take a closer look at its main riders. So, on this occasion, we offer you a focus on French climber Guillaume Martin.  
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Guillaume Martin is a French cyclist born on June 9, 1993 in Paris.
After allowing you to know everything about the Cofidis cycling team, it's time to take a closer look at its main riders. So, on this occasion, we offer you a focus on French climber Guillaume Martin.

Who is Guillaume Martin?

Guillaume Martin is a pure climber, capable of climbing the biggest passes with disconcerting ease.

Until 2010, he practiced cycling in high school in the sport-study section, which allowed him to obtain a baccalaureate L. Alongside his early cycling career, he continued his studies until he obtained a Master's degree in philosophy in 2015. His studies and love for philosophy led him to write a play (Plato vs. Platoche) and a book (Socrates on a Bike) that earned him the nickname of the "philosophical cyclist" in the peloton.

In 2013, he was an intern with the Sojasun team, then with the FDJ.fr team in 2014, but neither team recruited him after the season.

In 2015, in his final year as an amateur in the U23 ranks, he won Liège-Bastogne-Liège espoirs as well as a stage in the Tour de l'Avenir. Thanks to his successes, he signs his Wanty-Groupe Gobert.

His career path

In 2016, in his first professional season, Guillaume Martin finished second overall in the Tour of Austria and then fourth in the Tour de l'Ain.

In 2017, thanks to the invitation received by the Belgian team, the young French rider takes the start for the first time of the Tour de France. There he will take an honorable 23rd place in the general classification.

He finally won his first professional victory in August at the Tour du Limousin, and then his first general classification in a stage race in September at the Tour du Gévaudan - Languedoc Roussillon, where he also won the first stage.
He repeated the feat shortly thereafter by winning the second stage solo at the Tour of Tuscany, allowing him to claim the overall classification in the process.

The first stage of the Tour of Tuscany was won in September

In 2018, he won the third stage as well as the general classification of the Circuit de la Sarthe and finished third best young rider in the Critérium du Dauphiné, as well as in the Tour de France for his second participation.

In 2019, he won the fourth stage of the Tour of Sicily, which he finished in second place overall. For his third Tour de France, he took twelfth place overall.

For the 2020 season, he won the fourth stage of the Tour de France, which he finished second overall

For the 2020 season, Guillaume Martin signs a new contract with the French team Cofidis. In 2020, in a season truncated by Covid, he finished third in the Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Challenges behind Alexandr Vlasov and Richie Porte. He followed that up with a first podium in a World Tour race when he finished third overall in the Critérium du Dauphiné.
In September, he achieved his best finish in the Tour de France by finishing eleventh and best Frenchman. Looking ahead, Cofidis says it wants to build a team around him to best support him in major races in the future.
Selected to take part in the road world championships as a teammate, he played a key role in compatriot Julian Alaphilippe's success at the Imola circuit in the road race.
In 2020, he also takes part in his first Vuelta in Spain. Caught in a curb, he lost any chance at the overall classification but won the best climber classification thanks to his numerous attacks throughout the race.

In 2021, the climber extended his contract with the Cofidis, Solutions Crédits team and began his season by finishing sixth overall in Paris-Nice.

His professional road race record

Tour de France:

  • 4 participations;
  • Best overall finish: 11th in 2020.

Tour of Spain:

  • 1 participation;
  • Winner of the best climber classification (2020);
  • Best overall ranking: 14th in 2020.

2021:

  • 6th in Paris-Nice.

2020:

  • 3rd in the Classic de l'Ardèche;
  • 3rd in the Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Challenge;
  • 3rd in the Critérium du Dauphiné.

2019:

  • Tour of Sicily (Winner of the 4th stage and 2nd overall);
  • 2nd in the Trofeo Ses Salines-Campos-Porreres-Felanitx;
  • 3rd in the Tour du Limousin - New Aquitaine;
  • 3rd in the Tour du Doubs;
  • 3rd in the Marco Pantani Memorial;
  • 8th in the Tour of Catalonia.

2018:

  • Circuit de la Sarthe (Winner of the 3rd stage and the overall classification);
  • 3rd in the Tour du Finistère;
  • 3rd of the Boucles de l'Aulne.

2017:

  • Winner of the 4th stage of the Tour du Limousin;
  • Tour du Gévaudan - Languedoc Roussillon (winner of the 1st stage and the overall classification);
  • Tour of Tuscany (winner of 2nd stage and overall)i;
  • 3rd in the Tour du Jura.

2016:

  • 2nd in the Tour of Austria;
  • 4th in the Tour de l'Ain.

2015:

  • Winner of Liège-Bastogne-Liège espoirs;
  • Winner the 5th stage of the Tour de l'Avenir.

Now you know everything you need to know about Guillaume Martin. How about doing the same on Elia Viviani or Simon Geschke?

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