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Casting his mind back, 2019 was the epitome of ‘a year of two halves’ for Martijn. He suffered from a terrible crash in Paris-Nice before recovering from his injuries and returning to racing, completing the Vuelta and finishing the year with a tenth place on GC at the Gree-Tour of Guangxi. The injury was a tough period for Martijn but it only made him stronger and increased his desire to ride his bike.

“Right after the crash I really wasn’t into cycling. It was at that moment though when I realised that I really love what I am doing, and what motivates me. When I couldn’t do anything, I really wanted to get back to training and racing.”

Quiet and thoughtful, Martijn is thankful for the opportunity to ride his bike as a profession but the Dutchman does not rest on his laurels.

“What motivates me is that every year I want to be better the following year. It’s also nice to get the most out of your body and see as much of the world that we do when riding; it is really something that people of our age don’t get to experience. When I am done with cycling I will have already led an exciting life.”

Now into his fourth year with the team, Martijn has shown to be an adept rider and a great team player, always willing to work for others. He also likes the way the team is set-up and structured, something that he says suits him perfectly.

“It works the best for me that it is really structured and I know what to do. It gives me confidence knowing I can talk to people and make plans upfront and set goals. It is really nice to be in the team when we work together, the atmosphere is really good.”

Looking ahead Martijn wants to continue his development as a GC support rider, building on his fantastic rides in support of the team’s double podium finish at the 2020 Giro d’Italia.

Martijn Tusveld | Team DSM
Martijn Tusveld | Team DSM
Martijn Tusveld | Team DSM
Martijn Tusveld | Team DSM


12 Giro d'Italia Stage 21 (ITT)
16 Giro d'Italia Individual Time Trial
21 Tirreno-Adriatico Stage 8 (ITT)
26 Giro d'Italia
26 Giro d'Italia Stage 20
28 Tirreno-Adriatico Mountains Classification
28 Giro d'Italia Stage 15
28 Tirreno-Adriatico Points Classification
29 Giro d'Italia Stage 18
30 Giro d'Italia Stage 19
3 La Vuelta ciclista a España Team Time Trial
8 National Championships Netherlands ITT
9 Gree-Tour of Guangxi Stage 4
10 Gree-Tour of Guangxi
11 Gree-Tour of Guangxi Stage 3
15 Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta Stage 3 (ITT)
16 La Vuelta ciclista a España Stage 8
17 Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta Stage 2
18 Gree-Tour of Guangxi Stage 5
19 Gree-Tour of Guangxi Stage 6
1 Hammer Hong Kong Stage 2
4 Hammer Hong Kong
6 Gree-Tour of Guangxi Youth Classification
7 National Championships Netherlands ITT
12 Hammer Stavanger Stage 1
12 Hammer Stavanger Stage 2
14 Hammer Stavanger
16 Gree-Tour of Guangxi Stage 4
16 Paris Tours Elite
18 Gree-Tour of Guangxi