Historic Overview Nico Mattan

Rider

Overall Rank761
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

Major Victories

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

Seasons

Nico Mattan - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1993 Lotto 0 1152
2. 1994 Lotto 65 411
3. 1995 Lotto - Isoglass 130 289
4. 1996 Lotto - Isoglass 140 281
5. 1997 Mapei - GB 188 251
6. 1998 Mapei - Bricobi 571 90
7. 1999 Cofidis 69 484
8. 2000 Cofidis 1004 49
9. 2001 Cofidis 1271 29
10. 2002 Cofidis 811 59
11. 2003 Cofidis 425 151
12. 2004 Relax - Bodysol 199 305
13. 2005 Davitamon - Lotto 725 76
14. 2006 Davitamon - Lotto 113 431
15. 2007 DFL - Cyclingnews - Litespeed 7 1245
Overall: 5718 761