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Guillaume Martin

Guillaume Martin
Cofidis
1993-06-09
France
Awards
2019 - Wanty – Gobert Group
1st of the 4th stage of the Giro di Sicilia
2nd in the Giro di Sicilia
5th in the Tour du Finistère
6th in the Plumelec-Morbihan Grand Prix
12th in the Tour de France
5th in the Vuelta a Burgos
3rd in the Tour du Limousin
3rd of Memorial Marco Pantani
3rd in the Tour du Doubs
2nd in Trofeo Campos
6th in the Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli
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Guillaume Martin wins the Tour de l'Ain

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At the start of this 2nd stage of the 34th edition of the Tour de l'Ain, 142.5 km were on the program. 4 difficulties were listed including 2 passage up the Col de Portes and a finish after a final descent to Lagnieu. The Cofidis team had already worked the day before during the sprint to protect Guillaume Martin, allowing him to arrive in the peloton and thus not lose time on the favorites. A revenge on bad luck It was a small breakaway that formed early in the stage. It was quickly controlled so that the favorites could play for victory and the overall classification. At the briefing, the plan was precise : Start riding and displaying their ambitions on the 3rd climb of the day, the Côte de Seillonnaz to put Guillaume Martin in orbit. Around him, Ruben Fernandez, François Bidard and then Rémy Rochas (victim of a fall without gravity during the 1st stage) did not count their efforts to support their leader. In the last kilometer, Guillaume Martin produced his effort in turn. His acceleration is decisive: the Norman can raise his arms, finally, as an illustration of the collective strength of the team. Everyone knows that the taste of victory is rare in cycling, making victory even more beautiful. Guillaume Martin had not won since the Mercan'Tour Classic last year, and now has 8 professional successes to his credit. This moment of joy is also a revenge on bad luck, a few weeks after his hasty departure from the Tour de France due to a positive test for Covid-19. Now, the team will work hard, again, to defend its leader's jersey and give Cofidis another stage race victory this season. They said Guillaume Martin: "I'm obviously very happy to have been able to...

Guillaume Martin at his first GIRO

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The Cofidis team is preparing to compete in the first Grand Tour of the season with ambition. For the first time in his career, the Normand will compete in the Giro. His solid experience of the Grand Tours (5 participations in the Tour de France, 2 in the Vuelta) will necessarily be an asset to approach these three weeks of competition. During his last 5 Grand Tours, Guillaume has always finished in the ‘top 20’. His progress is constant since he remains in two 'top 10', at the end of the last Grande Boucle (8th) and the Vuelta (9th). Returning to competition last Sunday in Liège-Bastogne-Liège, the climber completed more than three weeks of training at altitude in Sicily, in particular on the slopes of Etna, in order to adapt to Italian roads. He will do everything to join in the victory of certain stages (there will be 6 in the mountains) and aim for the general classification. Guillaume will be supported by the whole team, like Pierre-Luc Périchon, Anthony Perez, Davide Villella, Rémy Rochas, very prominent during the last Vuelta (15th), and Wesley Kreder. All these riders, exemplary teammates, will also be able to do well in order to aim for a stage victory. “The objective will be to achieve a good, even a very good result in the general classification. I hope to do better than my best performance in a Grand Tour (8th). During the three-week course in Sicily and on the slopes of Etna, I worked well, rode well. Admittedly, I only had one day of racing before the Giro (Liège-Bastogne-Liège) so it will be a bit of an unknown. But I hope to build pressure throughout the three weeks and I am very happy to discover this Grand Tour. It will be a first. I have ...

7th stage ofthe Vuelta : Guillaume Martin wins the best climber jersey

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It wasn't necessarily expected today but there was a running movement on the 1st ascent of the day. So I was able to integrate the breakaway and take points in the mountain standings. I put in a lot of effort and tried to finish as well as possible. Of course the best climber's jersey, we will do everything to keep it! " During a completely unbridled stage rich in twists and turns, the Cofidis team shone once again Four riders from the team have made the breakaway. Guillaume Martin, 5th on the stage, puts on the best climber's jersey, a great reward for the whole team. Pierre-Luc Périchon and Victor Lafay were the first to join the breakaway after an hour of racing.When, José Herrada and Guillaume Martin, in a group of pursuers, ended up making the junction in the ascent of Puerto de Orduna. The riders had to climb this 1st category pass twice and Guillaume Martin was 2nd each time at the top of the pass. Result: the Normand pocketed precious points in the mountain classification, enough to take the lead. -Guillaume started the race with four other riders - Valverde, Woods, Peters and Fraile - all already stage winners on a Grand Tour. The Normand attacked several times before finishing in 5th place. For the third time in a row on this Vuelta, he finished in the ‘top 10’. On arrival, Guillaume Martin was able to don the polka dot best climber jersey, his first distinctive jersey on a Grand Tour. A great reward also for the incredible collective work provided by his team members. From now on, everyone will get down to 'defending' this jersey on the roads of the Vuelta. Guillaume Martin : "I had fun and I hurt myself too! On this Vuelta, we see some u...

TDF 2020/Stage 11 : Guillaume Martin still ranks 3rd in the General Classification

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The day after a minor crash, the leader of the Cofidis team (3rd overall) wanted to experience a quieter stage. And this is exactly the expected scenario that unfolded between Châtelaillon-Plage and Poitiers (167.5 km) where his teammates supported him seriously throughout the day. The vigilant team to the endThis long day between Châtelaillon-Plage and Poitiers (167.5 km) went off without a hitch for the leaders, Guillaume included. At the end of the stage, Nicolas Edet and the whole team were keen to place themselves at the forefront in order to support him until the end and avoid the traps. On arrival, Guillaume Martin, who praised the work of his teammates, said he was satisfied with this stage. On his hand, Elia Viviani did not manage to find the opening in the sprint and finally finished 17th . Guillaume Martin's hot reaction“I wanted to have a quiet day after the crash yesterday and I did. We were attentive all day and we stayed focused. In the end, Nicolas (Edet) and the whole team had a great work to keep us in the front and not waste too much energy. From start to finish, it was a good job. It allowed us to have a relatively calm day and to consider the rest with serenity. I felt better than after yesterday's stage. I still felt in my back and neck that it was quite sore at the start of the stage. It wasn't a super enjoyable day on the bike but it was. And I'm glad I got through the day without any problems. "

TDF 2020 / STAGE 9: GUILLAUME MARTIN RETAINES HIS 3RD PLACE IN THE GENERAL

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The leader of the Cofidis team hung on this Sunday during the final stage of the Pyrenees to keep his 3rd place overall. Guillaume Martin showed great courage and remarkable composure by conceding only 11 seconds on the winner of the day (Pogačar) and the new yellow jersey (Roglič). You had to have your heart set on Sunday following this 9th stage, the 2nd and last in the Pyrenees. In question ? The lack of visibility, the mercury - to less than 15 ° C - and especially the hellish pace of the race. Guillaume Martin, always in tune After the multiple attempts at breakaways and the solitary flight of Marc Hirschi, the Jumbo-Visma imposed their pace in the ascent of the Col de Marie-Blanque, undoubtedly one of the most difficult climbs of this start of Tour de France. Guillaume Martin, who had so far benefited from very good work from his teammates, held on as the field of leaders shrank. And then, 20 km from the finish line, the attacks started. Pogačar, Bernal, Pogačar again. Guillaume, he held on. A 3rd place in the dearly defended general If he was finally left behind by a handful of seconds, squad leader Cofidis showed quite a bit of composure as he participated in the counterattack. While Pogačar, Bernal, Roglič and Hirschi fought for the final victory, we saw in the distance the group of riders led by Guillaume. The Normand therefore resisted until the end and from an accounting standpoint, it is a success. He conceded only 11 seconds to the winner of the stage, Pogačar. In the general classification, the Frenchman remains 3rd, 28 seconds behind the new yellow jersey, Primož Roglič. Martin is the only rider to have seen his position in the “top 10...

TDF 202TDF 2020 / STAGE 8: GUILLAUME MARTIN DEFENDED HIS 3RD PLACE IN GENERAL CLASSIFICATION

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He hung on, attacked and gave it his all. Guillaume Martin defended with panache his 3rd place in the general classification in the Pyrenees, while constantly remaining in contact with the big favorites for the final victory. Take a look back at a day when the Normand once again showed the full extent of his talent.  There had been the arrival at Orcières-Moriette and this attack in the last kilometer. For Guillaume Martin, there will now be the 1st stage of the Pyrenees, where he dearly defended his 3rd place overall. Leader Cofidis, supported by Pierre-Luc Périchon and Nicolas Edet until he climbed the Port of Balès, then kept up with the hellish pace imposed by the Jumbo-Visma, then resisted multiple attacks.  Collective work and a breathtaking finale   In the last hectometers of the Col de Peyresourde, less than 7 km from the finish, the Norman went on the attack. With panache and self-sacrifice, he forced the favorites to respond. Then, in the last kilometer, another attack, new proof of courage. Until the end, Guillaume Martin dearly defended his coveted 3rd place overall.  He is 9 seconds behind the yellow jersey, Adam Yates, and is one of only 4 riders in the ‘top 10’ to have retained his place in the overall standings on this eventful day. Guillaume Martin knows, however, that nothing can be taken for granted. The battle begins again tomorrow. Between Pau and Laruns, the road will continue to climb, the passes will follow one another (five on the program) but the determination will always be as strong and intact. GUILLAUME MARTIN'S HOT REACTION  "The second part of the race was very intense from the Port of Balès. Pierre-Luc (Périchon) and N...

TDF 2020 / Stage : 7 Christophe Laporte ends 4th /Guillame Martin is 3rd in the general classification

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This Friday, at the end of a particularly hectic stage, Christophe Laporte took 4th place in the sprint and Guillaume Martin climbs back to 3rd placein general  classification. Now, it's time for two days that promise to be breathless & explosive in the Pyrenees. It was to be a transitional stage before the Pyrenees. However, the day was particularly delicate with the edging initiated by the Bora-Hansgrohe then the Ineos-Grenadier. At Cofidis, Guillaume Martin, well supported by his teammates, managed to stay constantly in the 1st group. He also passed a few important stints at the end of the stage before positioning himself well in the final. The Normand was rewarded for his efforts : he gained a place in the general classification and is now in 3rd place. For his part, Christophe Laporte, one of the few sprinters to have managed to stay in the leading group, will seek a nice 4th place in the final packaging. This is his 2nd best performance after his 2nd place in Pau in the Tour de France 2018. Change of scenery this weekend with two stages in the Pyrenees which promise a beautiful spectacle. On the program : 8 passes to climb, including four of the first category and one out of category. Thus, you will have to climb the Col de Menté, the port of Balès and the Col de Peyresoude on Saturday, then the Col de la Hourcère, the Col d'Ichère and the Col de Marie Blanque on Sunday.   Christophe LAPORTE (4th on the stage): “We have been working hard all day. There was a quick break and then Bora-Hansgrohe accelerated. We were in front with Guillaume (Martin) and Pierre-Luc (Périchon) then it broke again when crossing Castres.  I felt good and I'm a little dis...

TDF 2020 / Stage 5 : Guillaume Martin is 4th on the general Classification

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Two days after arriving in Orcières-Merlette, a longer & more vigorous final climb awaits the riders tomorrow at Mont Aigoual. Enough to further refine the positions in the general classification and allow Guillaume Martin to shine again. You have to know how to preserve yourself when the effort is long and lasts 21 days. This is the challenge offered by the Tour de France & the peloton is well aware of it. This Wednesday between Gap and Privas, it was therefore decided to ease off slightly while high mountain was on the program yesterday and will continue to be tomorrow. Guillaume Martin was able to preserve himself At Cofidis, we also wanted to recover well when the whole team was hard at work the day before in order to help Guillaume Martin to climb to 3rd place on the stage. Even today, all took turns supporting their leader. In the last kilometers, Guillaume was keen to get back to the top positions in order to protect himself and cross the line safely. Following the penalty suffered by Julian Alaphilippe, the Normand is now 4th in the general classification and 1st French. The stage ended with a sprint as announced. In the last kilometers, Elia Viviani, weakened by a burcitis in the right foot since the start of the Tour, preferred to get up. The Italian sprinter of the Cofidis squad continues to hang in there and hopes to quickly regain his abilities. Christophe Laporte therefore represented the Cofidis team in the sprint and finished in an honorable 12th place. Mont Aigoual, full bodied finish So tomorrow the road will rise again with the 2nd summit finish in three days. This time around, the peloton will have to climb Mont Aigoual, which has only ...

GUILLAUME MARTIN ... THE INCREDIBLE PODIUM OF THE CRITÉRIUM DU DAUPHINÉ

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The leader of the Cofidis team, Guillaume MARTIN, finished 3rd overall in one of the toughest editions in the history of the Critérium du Dauphiné. A result acquired after a relief of effort, both collective and individual. Enough to approach the Tour de France, which will start in two weeks, with overwhelming enthusiasm. An incredible collective work The stage got off to a good start and the whole team had to work to allow Guillaume Martin to get back to the group of favorites. A profitable job which allowed the Normand to regain his place with the leaders in the col de la Colombière. Then we had to hang in there and fight back against the multiple attacks as the podium spot was played out within a handful of seconds. At the end of himself, Guillaume Martin went to seek 3rd place overall, where he was 41 seconds behind the winner, Colombian Daniel Felipe Martinez.   The first time since 2003 at the Critérium du Dauphiné  At 27, the tricolor climber climbs for the first time in his career on the podium of a World Tour stage race. The joy is intense for the Cofidis team: it has not seen a podium in the general classification of the Critérium du Dauphiné since 2003 (3rd place for David Millar). After such a discharge of energy, we will have to focus on recovering well and breathing. Because Guillaume Martin will need resources in order to present himself with so much ambition and enthusiasm to his next two challenges: the French championships next Sunday and the Tour de France, which will start on August 29 in Nice.  Guillaume MARTIN, 3rd overall: "At the start of the stage, I was surprised by a group of breakaways but my teammates helped me a lot to c...

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