Historic Overview Nico Mattan

Rider

Overall Rank708
NameNico MATTAN
Country
  Belgium
Date of birth17-Jul-1971 - Izegem (West Vlaanderen)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Nico Mattan

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

Major Victories

Gent - Wevelgem 2005
Bretagne Classic-Ouest-France 2001
Giro del Piemonte 2001
Driedaagse De Panne 2001
Paris - Nice - stages 2001 (1), 2003 (1)
Driedaagse De Panne - stages 2001 (1)
More results

Seasons

Nico Mattan - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1993 Lotto 0 1149
2. 1994 Lotto 64 410
3. 1995 Lotto - Isoglass 129 289
4. 1996 Lotto - Isoglass 139 279
5. 1997 Mapei - GB 193 238
6. 1998 Mapei - Bricobi 604 85
7. 1999 Cofidis 67 487
8. 2000 Cofidis 1039 44
9. 2001 Cofidis 1334 24
10. 2002 Cofidis 872 54
11. 2003 Cofidis 447 140
12. 2004 Relax - Bodysol 198 305
13. 2005 Davitamon - Lotto 717 76
14. 2006 Davitamon - Lotto 112 431
15. 2007 DFL - Cyclingnews - Litespeed 7 1244
Overall: 5922 708