Next season, Tony Martin will join the Team Lotto NI-Jumbo for two years. Team Lotto NI-Jumbo manager said Tony Martin is expected to be the core of the time trial and improve the team's competitiveness in the Tour de France team time trial.
Tony Martin, 33, a German, is currently playing for The Katusha Alpecin. He is the fourth ITT World Championship (2011/2012/2013/2016) and has won 4 in his career. A Tour de France champion, now specializing in personal time trials.
Tony Martin suffered a crash in the eighth stage of the Tour de France this year and had to withdraw from the game. After four weeks of rest, he has resumed training. Last week, Tony Martin said that his return time will be postponed, because the doctor suggested that he should take more time to rest, for the long-term plan, Tony Martin had to follow the doctor's advice and temporarily give up the upcoming ring Germany.
“If there is another crash and the back is hurt, it will cause more harm. Our professional athletes must realize that we have to bear such risks. The truth is that we have reservations. I don’t just have to My own body is responsible and I am responsible for my family," Tony Martin said.
Tony Martin’s status this year is not very good. As a professional timekeeper, his “harvest” this year is very bleak. The double-season team time trial lost to Team BMC, Mitchelton-Scott, Team Sky, Quick-Step Floors, Team Sunweb, and ranked sixth; Rohan Dennis, who lost to the BMC team in the ITT of the 16th stage of this year, ranked second; Tony Martin’s only win this year was to win an ITT championship at the German National Championships.