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Historic Overview Nico Mattan

Rider

Overall Rank781
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

Badges

9

Major Victories

Bretagne Classic-Ouest-France 2001
Driedaagse De Panne 2001
Gent - Wevelgem 2005
Giro del Piemonte 2001
Profronde van Fryslân / Noord Nederland Tour 2004
Driedaagse De Panne - stages 2001 (1)
Paris - Nice - stages 2001 (1), 2003 (1)
Tour de Wallonie - stages 1996 (1)
More results

Seasons

Nico Mattan - Scores by Season

Year Team Score Rank
1. 1993 Lotto 57 429
2. 1994 Lotto 66 431
3. 1995 Lotto - Isoglass 153 278
4. 1996 Lotto - Isoglass 169 267
5. 1997 Mapei - GB 282 198
6. 1998 Mapei - Bricobi 591 92
7. 1999 Cofidis 78 512
8. 2000 Cofidis 1083 44
9. 2001 Cofidis 1340 26
10. 2002 Cofidis 859 57
11. 2003 Cofidis 461 147
12. 2004 Relax - Bodysol 258 260
13. 2005 Davitamon - Lotto 736 78
14. 2006 Davitamon - Lotto 114 454
15. 2007 DFL - Cyclingnews - Litespeed 12 1449
Overall: 6259 781