1977 in Austria
Nine time participant in the Crocodile Trophy Australia including a Top 10 overall finisher & 3rd place in respective age group in 2018.
2016: Overall team 1st Place in Mongolia Bike Challenge
Martin does not define success by winning a place on the podium. He sees success as a strong group finish: Dominating the run and attacking again at the final sprint.
Martin, tell me how you got into cycling:
When we moved to Australia in 2003, we explored Sydney and its surroundings by bike. We met friends who told us about a 24-hour MTB race. After the first race, we got a team together and just kept looking for more races. Since 2008, I’ve been organising MTB events together with my wife on the east coast of Australia. Biking is the focus of my work and life; it’s our way of life.
What are your goals, in sports and in general?
I’m now 40 and in the best physical condition of my life. I want to keep it that way, and I think endurance sport is the best way to do it. My goal in life is to have fun - that probably sounds easy enough, but if you have fun in your job, with your family and in your free time, everything is a piece of cake.
What were your greatest personal successes?
I've been on the podium at the Crocodile Trophy a couple of times in the last 2 years. That’s my biggest success in sports, especially when you're standing next to someone who has worn yellow at the Tour de France before.
Where is your favorite place to go cycling?
Every region for cycling is a good region, but Mongolia is incredibly beautiful.
What do you like to do when you’re not biking?
Rest, eat well and play Lego with my son.
What does owayo mean to you?
A great brand and a great partner. There are many producers of clothing, but not many who take such good care of their customers.
What is your favorite owayo product(s) and why?
I like the extensive product range because I can customize my outfit depending on the weather. I don’t have a favorite product - I like them all!