Martijn
Tusveld

Residence
Utrecht, Netherlands
Age
27
Height
188cm
Nickname
Tus
Hobbies
Watching other sports
Favourite food
Pizza
Favourite TV show
Breaking Bad
Favourite holiday destination
Bali
Favourite race
Giro di Lombardia

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.”

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

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.

Results

2021
1
6
10
10
12
13
17
21
23
24
2020
12
16
21
26
26
28
28
28
29
30
2019
3
8
9
10
11
15
16
17
18
19