Niki, the team’s quintessential attacker, enjoyed another solid campaign, despite being hampered at times by injuries, finishing fourth at Gent-Wevelgem, third at Ronde van Vlaanderen and again third in Paris-Tours, before bringing his contribution in the second part of the season to the team’s string of success at the Vuelta a España.
Niki has two children: Zoey and Luca, who is his number 1 fan and is able to pick out Niki and his teammates on television during the races. Niki has the instinct for attacks, especially from far out and the ability to hang on alone in front thanks to his time trial skills. “My main goals will once again revolve around the Northern Classics. I hope for another string of good results there”, said the 2014 Paris-Roubaix winner.
UCI Ranking: 7
#Top-10 positions: 8
Race distance covered: 6078 km
Days of racing: 38 days