Marc de Maar

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Marc de Maar
Bornem - Ronde van België, proloog, individuele tijdrit, 27 mei 2015 (A100).JPG
Personal information
Full name Marc de Maar
Born (1984-02-15) 15 February 1984 (age 31)
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 Rabobank
2003 Löwik-Tegeltoko
2004–2005 Rabobank
Professional team(s)
2006–2009 Rabobank
2010 UnitedHealthcare–Maxxis
2011 Quick-Step
2012–2014 UnitedHealthcare
2015- Team Roompot
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 Team Roompot.

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.[1]

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.[1]

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,[2] but moved to UnitedHealthcare for the 2012 season.[3]

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.[4]

In September 2014 it was announced that De Maar would join the new Team Roompot team for 2015.[5]

Palmares[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Biografie Marc de Maar op Marcdemaar.nl (Dutch), 5 oct. 2008
  2. ^ http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/de-maar-signs-with-quick-step-for-2011
  3. ^ "De Maar returns to UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 6 September 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ "Roompot hengelt De Maar binnen" [Roompot angling to bring in De Maar]. De Telegraaf (in Dutch). 13 September 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "Mallorca Challenge: Valverde solos to victory in Deià". cyclingnews.com. 31 January 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2015. 

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