Guy Martin racing under false name in super-tough cycling event

This picture proves that Guy Martin is battling in the 2079-mile Tour Divide endurance race from Alaska to Mexico. But the elusive truck mechanic turned TV star has attempted to duck attention by entering under the name ‘Terry Smith’.


Guy… or is that Terry… revealed in January that he would miss the TT in favour of the Tour Divide, but then the story went cold. This picture, taken by Bikepackers magazine on the Tour Divide route proves that he is indeed taking part.

He is currently 1857 miles into the 2709 mile race and leading the individual time trial class. Yorkshireman Mike Hall is the overall leader, 57 miles ahead of Guy and on course to break the record of 14 days, 11 hours and 37 minutes

You can track Martin’s progress in the closing stages of the Tour Divide here.

Ped Baker

By Ped Baker

Former MCN Managing Editor (Digital & Events)