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In his seventh season with Team Sunweb, Nikias now sees the team as one big “family”.

He joined when he was just 21 years old, and in that time has amassed personal victories and been part of great team success. Having signed a contract until 2020, Nikias is very much at home with the German team.

“The mentality and development makes Team Sunweb special – I came here as a very young rider. The whole development structure in the team, and the group of riders and staff, it is a very cool group. I see it as a family. I am happy to go to races and see my friends again.”

“The team inspires you to never give up, to challenge yourself and the team around you, and keep fighting and improving.”

Nikias is an all-rounder, from climbing and time-trialling to being a lead-out rider, and always tries to do everything he can for the team – “Most of the time I succeed!” – as well as picking up personal victories at the 2017 Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, a stage of the 2016 Giro d’Italia, the 2015 Tour of Alberta and the 2014 Criterium du Dauphine.


Nikias Arndt | Team Sunweb
Nikias Arndt | Team Sunweb
Nikias Arndt | Team Sunweb
Nikias Arndt | Team Sunweb

“The last two seasons have been amazing, we have had some really great victories together. But since in 2018 I didn’t win anything myself, in 2019 I would like to win a race myself. I want the same success as the last two years and would love to go to the Tour de France again.”

A sociable, funny guy, with a good sense of humour, the 27-year-old German first started riding after seeing his local club riding out together. He asked to join and before long was asked to start racing too.

Off the bike, Nikias enjoys spending time with friends he can’t see on the road whilst training and racing, as well as being with his support network – his girlfriend and family.


3 Hammer Limburg Stage 3
4 Hammer Limburg
4 Hammer Limburg Stage 2
5 ZLM Tour
7 ZLM Tour Stage 3
9 World Championships Mixed Relay TTT
9 Hammer Limburg Stage 1
13 ZLM Tour Prologue
15 Giro d'Italia Stage 17
15 Giro d'Italia Stage 7
6 Grand Prix Cerami
10 Tour de Pologne Stage 5
11 Deutschland Tour Stage 4
11 Deutschland Tour Stage 2
12 Deutschland Tour
16 Grand Prix de Wallonie
17 Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
18 Itzulia Basque Country Stage 3
18 Binche - Chimay Binche / Memorial Frank Vandenbroucke
20 Tour de Pologne Stage 6
3 Royal Bernard Drome Classic
4 Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
4 Tour de Suisse Mountains Classification
5 Grand Prix de Wallonie
5 Baloise Belgium Tour Stage 4
8 Tour de France Stage 15
8 Tour de France Stage 19
9 Tour de Suisse Stage 3
11 Clásica Ciclista San Sebastian
11 Tour de Suisse Stage 2