Martin
Salmon

Residence
Dudenhofen, Germany
Age
22
Nickname
Marteng
Hobbies
Discussion, reading, bouldering
Favourite food
Lamb Madras
Favourite TV show
Bottom
Favourite holiday destination
St Moritz
Favourite race
Giro di Lombardia

Another rider to make move from the Development program to racing at WorldTour level with the Men’s program in 2020, Martin feels a mix of emotions about the step up.

“It feels natural to the extent of that it has been to the forefront of my mind, and somewhat unreal that it is actually coming true. Being a stagiaire in Denmark worked out well and let me get to know the WorldTour team a bit more, but I obviously haven’t done any WorldTour races yet so that will be a step up.”

Having been with the team for a few years, Martin likes the “clear vision” within the team and how accessible everyone is; whether that be other riders or the coaches and trainers.

Driven by his will to continue to develop as a rider, Martin is looking forward to racing a full year in the elite bunch and learning as much as possible from his teammates as well as improving his general race craft.

Martin Salmon | Team Sunweb
Martin Salmon | Team Sunweb
Martin Salmon | Team Sunweb

A grounded and mature individual, Martin takes a very philosophical approach to his cycling career and everything that it entails.

“We’re all success driven to a certain extent. Some people in life are there just to chase the dollar but I feel like I’ve managed to go beyond that and chase happiness in what I do.”

When he’s not on the bike, you can find Martin honing his language skills (he speaks Dutch, French, German and English), enjoying a coffee with friends or going bouldering with the guys at the Keep Challenging Center. Being able to relax off the bike is something that he attributes to his growth as a rider.

“This year has brought me a lot further because I have been able to actually switch off when not racing and have some fun, which has then helped on the bike.”

Results

2019
1 Okolo Slovenska / Tour de Slovaquie Mountains Classification
7 PostNord Danmark Rundt - Tour of Denmark Mountains Classification
9 PostNord Danmark Rundt - Tour of Denmark Youth Classification
10 National Championships Germany U23 Road Race
13 Okolo Slovenska / Tour de Slovaquie Youth Classification
15 Tour de l'Ain Youth Classification
16 Okolo Slovenska / Tour de Slovaquie Points Classification
16 National Championships Germany U23 ITT
17 Le Tour de Savoie Mont Blanc Youth Classification
28 Youngster Coast Challenge
2018
11 Boucles de la Mayenne Youth Classification
17 Tour de l'Ain Youth Classification
24 Tour de l'Ain Stage 1
25 Ronde van Overijssel
29 Boucles de la Mayenne Stage 1
36 National Championships Germany U23 ITT
46 Olympia's Tour Stage 5b (ITT)
54 Rund um Köln
55 Olympia's Tour Stage 4
56 Arno Wallaard Memorial
2017
8 Le Triptyque des Monts et Chateaux Mountains Classification
10 Ronde van Midden Nederland Team Time Trial
13 Antwerpse Havenpijl
21 National Championships Germany U23 Road Race
24 Le Tour de Bretagne Cycliste Youth Classification
28 Le Triptyque des Monts et Chateaux Points Classification
30 Olympia's Tour Youth Classification
34 Olympia's Tour Stage 6
38 National Championships Germany U23 ITT
44 Le Tour de Bretagne Cycliste Stage 7