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Nikias Arndt

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.

“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.

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


6 Grand Prix Cerami
10 Stage 5 Tour de Pologne
11 Stage 4 Deutschland Tour
11 Stage 2 Deutschland Tour
12 Deutschland Tour
3 Royal Bernard Drome Classic
4 Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
4 Mountains Classification Tour de Suisse
5 Grand Prix de Wallonie
5 Stage 4 Baloise Belgium Tour
1 Stage 4 La Méditerranéenne
1 Points Classification La Méditerranéenne
2 Royal Bernard Drôme Classic
3 La Méditerranéenne
3 Stage 3 La Méditerranéenne