Martijn
Tusveld

Residence
Utrecht, Netherlands
Age
28
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.”

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.”

 

Martijn Tusveld | Team DSM | January Team Camp
Martijn Tusveld | Team DSM | January Team Camp
Martijn Tusveld | Team DSM | January Team Camp
Martijn Tusveld | Team DSM | January Team Camp

Now into his fifth 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, or helping the team to three stage wins at the 2021 Vuelta a España.

Results

2022
4 Tour de la Provence Stage 1
5 Giro d'Italia Stage 15
8 Tour de la Provence Points classification
11 Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var Stage 1
14 Giro d'Italia Stage 21 (ITT)
18 Tour de la Provence
28 Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var Points classification
34 Giro d'Italia Stage 12
38 Itzulia Basque Country Stage 2
40 Giro d'Italia Stage 16
2021
1 Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var Mountains classification
6 National Championships Netherlands Road Race
10 La Vuelta ciclista a España Stage 12
10 Critérium du Dauphiné Mountains classification
12 La Vuelta ciclista a España Stage 7
13 Itzulia Basque Country Stage 5
17 Vuelta a Burgos Stage 3
21 La Vuelta ciclista a España Stage 10
23 La Vuelta ciclista a España Stage 21 (ITT)
24 Vuelta a Burgos
2020
12 Giro d'Italia Stage 21 (ITT)
16 Giro d'Italia Stage 1 (ITT)
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
2019
3 La Vuelta ciclista a España Stage 1 (TTT)
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
2018
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 Paris Tours Elite
16 Gree-Tour of Guangxi Stage 4
18 Gree-Tour of Guangxi
2017
4 Int. Österreich-Rundfahrt-Tour of Austria Stage 2
7 Herald Sun Tour Stage 2
7 Skoda-Tour de Luxembourg Youth classification
7 National Championships Netherlands ITT
9 Int. Österreich-Rundfahrt-Tour of Austria Stage 5
9 Int. Österreich-Rundfahrt-Tour of Austria Stage 4
10 Int. Österreich-Rundfahrt-Tour of Austria
10 Circuit Cycliste Sarthe Pays de la Loire
11 Int. Österreich-Rundfahrt-Tour of Austria Prologue
12 Volta Ciclista a Catalunya Stage 1
2016
1 Istarsko proljece Istrian Spring Trophy
1 Tour de Normandie Youth classification
1 Ronde van Midden Nederland Mountains classification
2 Istarsko proljece Istrian Spring Trophy
2 Istarsko proljece Istrian Spring Trophy
2 Abu Dhabi Tour Youth classification
4 Istarsko proljece Istrian Spring Trophy
4 Tour de Normandie
4 Tour de Normandie Stage 2
7 Le Tour de Bretagne Cycliste trophée harmonie Mutuelle Stage 6
2015
2 Paris-Tours Espoirs
2 National Championships Netherlands U23 ITT
2 Le Tour de Bretagne Cycliste trophée harmonie Mutuelle Mountains classification
2 Ronde de l'Oise Youth classification
3 Piccolo Giro di Lombardia
4 Olympia's 3M Tour Stage 1a (TTT)
5 Ronde de l'Oise Mountains classification
6 Olympia's 3M Tour Stage 2
8 Olympia's 3M Tour
8 Le Tour de Bretagne Cycliste trophée harmonie Mutuelle Stage 1
2014
2 Paris-Tours Espoirs
3 Rhône-Alpes Isère Tour Youth classification
7 Rhône-Alpes Isère Tour Stage 4
7 Tour des Fjords Mountains classification
9 Tour des Fjords Youth classification
9 National Championships Netherlands U23 ITT
11 Hadeland GP
12 Tour des Fjords Stage 1
13 Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista Del Sol Mountains classification
16 Rhône-Alpes Isère Tour
2013
1 Rhône-Alpes Isère Tour Youth classification
3 National Championships Netherlands U23 ITT
4 Liège Bastogne
5 Internationale Thüringen-Rundfahrt U23 Mountains classification
5 Tour du Gévaudan Languedoc-Roussillon Youth classification
6 Rhône-Alpes Isère Tour Stage 2
7 Tour Alsace Stage 3
8 Volta ao Alentejo/Crédito Agricola Costa Azul Youth classification
10 Tour de l'Ain Youth classification
10 Tour de l'Avenir Stage 1
2012
2 Tour of China I Stage 1 (TTT)
9 Vuelta Ciclista a León Youth classification
10 Tour of China I
12 Tour of China II Stage 3
17 Tour of China I Stage 4
19 Volta ao Alentejo/Crédito Agrícola Costa Azul Stage 4
23 Tour of China II Stage 2
25 Paris-Roubaix Espoirs
26 Volta ao Alentejo/Crédito Agrícola Costa Azul Stage 3
27 Vuelta Ciclista a León Stage 4
2011
6 Remouchamps Ferrières
8 Course de la Paix Juniors Stage 3a (ITT)
10 Tour Du Pays De Vaud Stage 6
10 Course de la Paix Juniors Stage 1
10 Course de la Paix Juniors Stage 2
14 Course de la Paix Juniors
18 Course de la Paix Juniors Stage 5
20 Tour Du Pays De Vaud Stage 4 (ITT)
21 Course de la Paix Juniors Stage 3b
23 Liège La Gleize
2010
5 Rothaus Regio-tour International Stage 4
6 Rothaus Regio-tour International Stage 1 (TTT)
7 Rothaus Regio-tour International
10 Liège La Gleize
13 Grand Prix Rüebliland Stage 3 (ITT)
25 Liège La Gleize
25 Liège La Gleize
29 Driedaagse van Axel Stage 2
32 Grand Prix Rüebliland Stage 1
35 Rothaus Regio-tour International Stage 2