Marc de Maar

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Marc de Maar
Marc De Maar-IMG 2014.jpg
Personal information
Full name Marc de Maar
Born (1984-02-15) 15 February 1984 (age 30)
Assen, the Netherlands
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb)
Team information
Current team UnitedHealthcare
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Amateur team(s)
2001–2002
2003
2004–2005
Rabobank
Löwik-Tegeltoko
Rabobank
Professional team(s)
2006–2009
2010
2011
2012–
Rabobank
UnitedHealthcare-Maxxis
Quick Step
UnitedHealthcare[1]
Infobox last updated on
25 May 2014

Marc de Maar (born 15 February 1984) is a Curaçaoan professional road racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI Professional Continental Team UnitedHealthcare.[2]

Biography[edit]

At the age of 14, De Maar was ice skating in the winter and cycling in the summer. He had better results in cycling. In 2000, De Maar won some criteriums in the Netherlands, and signed a youth contract for two years for the Rabobank youth team.[3]

In his first year as a junior for that team, De Maar won some races, and finished 18th in the World Road race championship for young riders. The second year was not so good, and after his contract ended in 2002, he did not get a new contract.

De Maar found a different team, "Löwik-Tegeltoko". In 2003, he performed better, although he had no victories. Still, the Rabobank team decided to sign him again.[3]

In 2004 and 2005 he rode in the Rabobank Continental Team. In those years, he won some races, and in 2006 he became a member of the professional division of Rabobank.

De Maar signed with Quick Step for the 2011 season,[4] but moved to UnitedHealthcare for the 2012 season.[1]

In the 2012 Tour of Britain, de Maar took the victory on the fifth stage. With 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) left, he hit the tarmac with two other riders after taking a corner too wide. He slowly picked himself up, got back on his bike and reintegrated the group. He rode away solo 6.5 kilometres (4.0 mi) from the finish, and crossed the line with an advantage of 15 seconds on the chasers.[5]

Palmares[edit]

1999
1st Classique del Alpes U19
2004
1st Rund um den Henninger Turm U23
1st Hasselt–Spa–Hasselt
2nd Internatie Reningelst
3rd Overall Thüringen Rundfahrt der U23
2005
1st Overall Le Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux
1st Overall Tour du Loir-et-Cher
1st Stage 3
Olympia's Tour
1st Prologue & Stage 8
1st Stage 2 Tour de Gironde
2009
7th Overall Tour of Hainan
2010
1st Maillot Antilles.png Netherlands Antilles National Road Race Championships
1st Maillot Antilles.png Netherlands Antilles National Time Trial Championships
3rd Overall Tour de Beauce
1st Stages 3 & 5
5th Chrono de Gatineau
2011
1st Gold medal blank.svg Pan American Games – Road race
1st MaillotCuracao.png Curaçao National Road Race Championships
1st MaillotCuracao.pngCuraçao National Time Trial Championships
2012
1st MaillotCuracao.png Curaçao National Road Race Championships
1st MaillotCuracao.png Curaçao National Time Trial Championships
1st Stage 5 Tour of Britain
2nd Amstel Curaçao Race
4th Overall Tour of the Gila
5th Hel van het Mergelland
6th Overall Tour de Beauce
2013
1st Stage 5 Tour de Beauce
3rd Amstel Curaçao Race
8th Volta Limburg Classic
10th Les Boucles du Sud Ardèche
2014
1st Jersey red.svg Mountains classification Tour of Turkey
2nd Overall Tour of Norway
1st Stage 2
7th Overall Tour de San Luis
7th Overall Tour des Fjords

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "De Maar returns to UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 6 September 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team (UHC) - USA". UCI Continental Circuits. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 17 February 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Biografie Marc de Maar op Marcdemaar.nl (Dutch), 5 oct. 2008
  4. ^ http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/de-maar-signs-with-quick-step-for-2011
  5. ^ Ben Atkins (13 September 2012). "Tour of Britain: Marc de Maar escapes the break to win in Stoke-on-Trent". VeloNation (VeloNation LLC). Retrieved 14 September 2012. 

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