Great news: Martin Gluth continues his contract with OMX into 2017!
Over the last two years we have really seen Martin grow as a rider, and also as an athlete as a whole. Not only has he stepped up his results, but he has also settled really well into a team environment. He has become a central member of the team with a hard working and professional outlook, and a blooming British sense of humour!
As with any rider, Martin had a few disappointing races in 2016, but he was always immediately discovering the problems and striving to fix them. He is driven, but without driving anyone mad!
Seeing Martin really hit his stride towards the end of the season, with a number of podium places and even an HC victory, was a real pleasure and a high point for the team. We are sure he can go on to even better things this year and we are excited to watch his progress.
And now for…THE INTERVIEW!
What was your 2016 season highlight?
This is really hard to say. There were many great highlights this season. The Cape Epic was one of them. But also the first World Cup in Australia was special and my first Win in a HC category race at the end of the season!
– What was your toughest professional moment/period in 2016?
The toughest period this year began after the second World Cup in Albstadt. I was already sick at the start line and got even more sick the days afterwards. It was the worst time to struggle because the third World Cup was already one weekend later. No chance for any result and I missed the qualification for the World Champs. That was really hard to take.
– What was the funniest OMX moment of 2016?
The indoor photo shoot at the official team photo shooting in London at the beginning of the season.
– Who or what particularly inspired you last year?
Nino Schurter winning Gold at the Olympics! It was just the perfect story. I am inspired how he prepared his mind for that ONE day over 4 years after winning Bronze in Beijing and Silver in London.
– What is your big 2017 goal?
Top 15 in one of the World Cups and a medal at the German Champs.
– What does it mean to you professionally and personally to be part of OMX in 2017?
Since I have been racing it was always my dream to become a professional rider. It means a lot that I can live this dream together with OMX for another year! Personally I can say that I have built a really good relationship with every team member over the past two years in the team
What to know about more Martin? Of course you do! Click here to see his Rider Profile.