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185 cm
72 kg

Martin's biography

Prof. since: 2007
Victories: 1
Style of rider: One day rider
Nickname: -
: Music
Favourite race: Paris-Roubaix
Personal website: -
Twitter name: @martinvelits 

Martin is a genuine team player capable of remarkable personal performances, especially in the time trial. Martin started riding with his brother Peter when he was 13, dividing his time between ice hockey in the winter and bike riding in the summer. Martin has a calm and thoughtful personality, loves music, and enjoys making time to read a good book. He’s quite attached to his family and proud of his Slovak origins and the culture of his country, which he thinks is “the most beautiful in the world!” In 2014 Martin Velits had some top 30 and top 15 finishes in stage races, including AMGEN Tour of California and Paris-Tours. Martin will again be one of the team’s reliable workhorses. “How many kilometers have I already ridden pulling at the front of the group? I don’t know, but I can tell you that it’s a lot,” says Martin with a laugh. Martin is now the father of a son, Adam, who was born March 21st, 2014.

Stats 2015

UCI Ranking:
#Wins: (More info)
#Top-10 positions: 3 (More info)
Race distance covered: 11855.22 km
Days of racing: 79 days


Santos Tour Down Under 812.3 km 6 days
Tour of Qatar 765.9 km 6 days
Le Samyn 100.5 km 1 days
Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen 365.6 km 3 days
Nokere Koerse - Danilith Classic 197.7 km 1 days
Handzame Classic 198.6 km 1 days
Ronde Van Zeeland Seaports 98.05 km 1 days
Gent - Wevelgem 120 km 1 days
Amgen Tour of California 1138.02 km 8 days
Baloise Belgium Tour 644.55 km 5 days
Critérium du Dauphiné 810 km 6 days
National Championships Slovakia - Road Race 199 km 1 days
Tour de Wallonie 901 km 5 days
Clasica Ciclista San Sebastian 109.5 km 1 days
Eneco Tour 1120.7 km 7 days
Vuelta a Espana 3358.1 km 21 days
Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen 192 km 1 days
Primus Classic Impanis - Van Petegem 199.2 km 1 days
Omloop van het Houtland Lichtervelde 99 km 1 days
Binche - Chimay - Binche / Mémorial Frank Vandenbroucke 194.5 km 1 days
Paris - Tours Elite 231 km 1 days
Total 11855.22 km 79 days

Martin's victories

2010 (1) 
National time trial championships  

Martin's previous teams

2015: Etixx - Quick Step (WT)
2014: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step (WT)
2013: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step (WT)
2012: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step (WT)
2011: HTC - High Road (WT)
2010: Team HTC - Columbia (WT)
2009: Milram (WT)
2008: Milram (PT)
2007: Team Wiesenhof - Felt (CT)

Martin's photos

Martin's videos

Episode 1: Our Journey Through France
Episode 1: Our Journey Through France

Martin's news

Etixx - Quick-Step has announced the selection that will participate in La Vuelta a España. La Vuelta is a three-week, 3356.1km stage race and the last grand tour of the 2015 season. The race begins on August 22nd and ends on the 13th of September.

Etixx - Quick-Step has announced the selection that will participate in 240km Gent - Wevelgem on Sunday. The UCI WorldTour race, considered a sprinter's Classic, includes nine Belgian climbs (hellingen) between the Casselberg, Catsberg, Baneberg, Kemmelberg, and Monteberg from Deinze to Wevelgem.

OPQS rider Martin Velits finished 29th in one of the last races of the 2014 road season on Sunday: 237.5km Paris-Tours. Thomas Voeckler (Team Europcar) and Jelle Wallays (Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise) were the two remaining riders of an original breakaway that was able to hold off the peloton all the way until the finish line. They had less than 30" on the peloton going into the final kilometers, which proved to be enough time.

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