Utrecht, the Netherlands
Watching other sports
Favourite food
Favourite film
Shawshank Redemption
Favourite holiday destination
Favourite race
Giro di Lombardia


Riding on holidays in France with his parents, soon became a racing career Martijn. The Dutchman signed for Team Sunweb at the beginning of 2018, aiding Wilco Kelderman to a top 10 in the Vuelta a España.

An all-rounder, who enjoys climbing and time-trialling, Martijn struggled with glandular fever last year, and hopes for a consistent season now.

“I would like to do another grand tour, helping the GC leaders in the mountains, and to have a much steadier season. Last season was hard – it was my first year and I couldn’t prove myself. My trainer gave me the time to recover and there was no pressure. I was confident I could come back. I was proud and happy that I kept focused, even though I hoped for better legs at the Vuelta. I finished it well, recovered well and that is a good sign for this year.”


Martijn Tusveld | Team Sunweb
Martijn Tusveld | Team Sunweb
Martijn Tusveld | Team Sunweb

Martijn’s results include a top 10 in the Tour of Abu Dhabi and the Tour of Austria, second and a stage win in the Istrian Spring Trophy, and fourth in the tour of Normandie. Team Sunweb suits the quiet, thoughtful and loyal Dutchman and his way of working within cycling:

“I love the team’s approach – doing research, data, power meters, testing materials. The plan is clear for every race, I know what to do, and the team are very specific.”

Off the bike, Martijn enjoys travelling with his girlfriend and training in new and different places. He is also a fan of football and supports FC Utrecht.