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Nikias Arndt   
Nikias Arndt
COUNTRY
Germany
Residence
Bonn, Germany
Riders Type
Sprinter / All-rounder
Favourite Giant Bike
My Giant mountain bike
Pro Since
2013
2016 Race Km's
12302
2016 Race Days
76
ABOUT Nikias Arndt

25 year old Nikias Arndt is on his way to becoming one of the world’s top sprinters. In his younger years, Arndt was successful on the track. This resulted in various national medals in the points race, pursuit and team pursuit. As well as a bronze in the omnium at the World Junior Championships in Moscow.

In 2013 the sprinter from Bonn made his professional debut with the team. Since then Nikias has taken many victories; winning stages in the Arctic Race of Norway, Criterium du Dauphiné and the Tour of Alberta. The German is not only a good sprinter, but also performs well during time trials after taking two silver medals in the German Championships in 2015 and 2016, behind Tony Martin.

Last year Arndt won the final stage at the Giro d’Italia. “It has always been my dream to win a stage in a Grand Tour. I’m very proud of it, although it wasn’t exactly how I imagined myself winning. It was 15 minutes after finishing the race I heard I’d won, after the disqualification of Niacomo Nizzolo. I missed the euphoric feeling you get when you cross the finish line first. There is only one solution: I will just have to win another stage”, Arndt says.

“This year my big goals are the classics and the Tour de France. The Tour starts in Düsseldorf and I am looking forward to racing in my own country. With Marcel Kittel and John Degenkolb leaving our team in 2015 and 2016, I don’t feel the pressure on me so much. It has given me more opportunities to sprint for myself. I’ve learned a lot from these guys, we have some good memories together and we get on well.”

Arndt is looking forward to next season. “It will be an interesting year. With Michael Matthews, Phil Bauhaus, Max Wahlscheid and myself, we have four different kind of sprinters in the team. We will decide whose qualities are best suited to each course. Phil and Max normally are best at sprinting in the short races, Michael is a world class sprinter in the hilly courses and I need a long and hard race to win a sprint.”

"I feel no stress in a sprint."