Martin Zietsman
January 27, 2021

Martin Zietsman

Martin Zietsman – Enduro MTB
Knolly Knation UK


22 Years after being invited to watch “some crazy guys ride their bikes in the woods” Martin looks to spend a few weeks each year training, riding and relaxing at the Molini Trails in the Maritime Alps, north of the Italian Rivera. Seeing what those guys could do on a bike had him hooked to start his successful career in Enduro riding.


Martin keeps his training varied including long days on the Enduro bike riding trails – and long road rides, much like his in-ear entertainment that varies between a Downtime Podcast interview, a Spotify Tropical House playlist or some praise and worship music.  In all these variables, using Cadence CarboFuel drink and Energy Bars remain unchanged in his routine.   He reserves the Classic Energy Gels for the extra hard training and race days, and relies on a combination of Revive or Protein Fuel to aid quick recovery.


Proudly South African, Greg Minnaar and Andrew Neethling both inspire Martin for their representation on the world circuit, something that he too hopes to do by being competitive at the EWS and challenge the Master’s World Enduro Champs Title when he reaches the 40+ category. Martin is proud to represent Cadence Nutrition abroad, after their continued support since turning pro in 2013.


Career Highlights:
  • 2018 SA Enduro Champion – Masters
  • EWS Top 80
  • South African Championship Titles
  • 2016 Trans Provence


You can connect with Martin on:

Instagram: @martin_zietsman


Strava: Martin Zietsman