Antonio Martín

This article is about Antonio Martín Velasco. For the basketball player named Antonio Martín, see Antonio Martín Espina.
Antonio Martín
Personal information
Full name Antonio Martín Velasco
Born (1970-05-24)24 May 1970
Torrelaguna, Spain
Died 11 February 1994(1994-02-11) (aged 23)
Torrelaguna, Spain
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1992–1993 Amaya Seguros
1994 Banesto
Major wins

Tour de France

Young rider classification (1993)

Antonio Martín Velasco (24 May 1970 11 February 1994), born in Torrelaguna, a municipality of Madrid, Spain, was a professional road bicycle racer from 1992 until his death in 1994.[1]

Martín began his career in 1983 at Torrelaguna's cycling school. He remained there until 1985, attaining recognition at the junior and amateur levels. In 1992, he competed for the first time on the professional level, signing a group representing Amaya Seguros (Amaya Insurance) for the 1992 and 1993 seasons. While riding for team Amaya Seguros, he won the young rider classification in the 1993 Tour de France. He finished in 12th place overall.

On 11 February 1994, shortly after signing with the prestigious team Banesto, Martín was killed in a road accident while training.


  1. "Fallece el ciclista Antonio Martín". La Vanguardia (in Spanish). 12 February 1994. Retrieved 21 February 2012.

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