Historic Overview Nico Mattan

Rider

Overall Rank613
NameNico MATTAN
Country
  Belgium
Date of birth17-Jul-1971 - Izegem (West Vlaanderen)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Nico Mattan - Scores by Season


Seasons

YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1994 Lotto 64 410
2. 1995 Lotto - Isoglass 125 302
3. 1996 Lotto - Isoglass 139 279
4. 1997 Mapei - GB 193 237
5. 1998 Mapei - Bricobi 572 83
6. 1999 Cofidis 63 489
7. 2000 Cofidis 989 42
8. 2001 Cofidis 1318 21
9. 2002 Cofidis 850 52
10. 2003 Cofidis 448 131
11. 2004 Relax - Bodysol 203 290
12. 2005 Davitamon - Lotto 773 59
13. 2006 Davitamon - Lotto 115 427
14. 2007 DFL - Cyclingnews - Litespeed 7 1244
Overall: 5859 613

Biography

Nico Mattan (born 17 July 1971) is a Belgian former road racing cyclist. His greatest achievement in cycling was winning the Gent–Wevelgem classic in 2005.

In 2005 Mattan won the Gent–Wevelgem in a controversial way, as there were claims that he used Publicity cars to sprint past Juan Antonio Flecha. He also won 2 prologues of Paris–Nice, in 2001 and 2003.

He is known to be very superstitious, for instance his lucky number is 17 (the date of his birthdate), if his race number is 17 or if the ciphers add up to 17, he will look very happy and believes he will win. Once he got number 13 and wore it upside down to avoid bad luck because he heard on a 13th that he wouldn't be able to race anymore because of heart problems and lost the leader's jersey in Paris–Nice on a 13th.

source - Wikipedia