Nico
Denz

Residence
Freiburg, Germany
Age
27
Twitter
@NicoDenz
Favourite Food
Grilled steak
Favourite TV show
Game of Thrones
Favourite holiday destination
Italy
Favourite race
Ronde van Vlaanderen
Hobbies
Good dinner with wife and friends, quality time with friends and family

After spending all of his professional career racing for a French team, Nico wanted a change of scenery with the German happy to make the switch to Team DSM in 2020.

“I spent seven years in France so I just wanted to find a new challenge and keep on learning as a rider. It is really structured in the team and I am a structured person, for example I like my training to be clear, plus I like the philosophy of the team. I think the team will suit me well because of that. I also like that the team came to me early and showed interest in me, it was a confidence booster.”

A versatile rider who admits that his love are the classics, Nico wants to develop in those races and dreams of featuring at the front of the biggest races, helping the team to victories.

However, it was the 2005 Tour de France that got him into the sport of cycling itself. Coming from a non-cycling family, Nico remembers watching the race on TV and being inspired to get out on his bike and go racing. Initially he kept up his other activities of karate, running and playing the drums, but soon stopped everything to focus on cycling once he realised he was “quite good at it” and fell in love with the sport.

 

Nico Denz | Team DSM | January Team Camp
Nico Denz | Team DSM | January Team Camp
Nico Denz | Team DSM | January Team Camp
Nico Denz | Team DSM | January Team Camp

“I like the speed, comparing myself with others, the challenge of it all. I’m a racer, I always want to keep progressing and get better. The only limit is yourself.”

An outgoing and approachable person, Nico is also switched-on when he is off the bike and is currently studying Commerce in his spare time. Although he doesn’t put any extra time pressure on finishing his course as he wants to focus on his cycling, instead using his study as a good way to get away from the cycling world.

“A normal office person does sport to relax from work but I do the opposite to challenge my brain.”

When he is not studying, you can find Nico socialising with his family and friends at home.

Results

2022
1 Tour de Suisse Stage 6
4 Tour de Suisse Mountains classification
7 Tour de Suisse Points classification
10 National Championships Germany Road Race
13 Paris Nice
16 Giro d'Italia Stage 12
16 Tour de Suisse Stage 8 (ITT)
20 Ethias-Tour de Wallonie Stage 4
20 Ethias-Tour de Wallonie Stage 3
23 Saudi Tour Stage 3
2021
12 La Vuelta ciclista a España Stage 21 (ITT)
14 Sparkassen Münsterland Giro
15 Giro d'Italia Stage 18
15 Vuelta a Burgos Stage 2
16 La Vuelta ciclista a España Stage 13
17 National Championships Germany Road Race
19 Giro d'Italia Stage 13
19 La Vuelta ciclista a España Stage 5
25 Giro d'Italia Stage 2
26 Giro d'Italia Stage 21 (ITT)
2020
1 Okolo Slovenska / Tour de Slovaquie Stage 2
2 Okolo Slovenska / Tour de Slovaquie
2 Okolo Slovenska / Tour de Slovaquie Stage 1b (ITT)
2 Czech Tour Stage 1 (TTT)
2 Okolo Slovenska / Tour de Slovaquie Points classification
6 Giro d'Italia Stage 11
8 Okolo Slovenska / Tour de Slovaquie Stage 4
12 Okolo Slovenska / Tour de Slovaquie Stage 1a
13 Tour de La Provence Stage 1
14 Giro d'Italia Stage 8
2019
8 Deutschland Tour Stage 1
11 European Games ITT
11 Tour de Wallonie Stage 2
11 National Championships Germany Road Race
11 Giro d'Italia Stage 18
15 Deutschland Tour Youth classification
16 Tirreno-Adriatico Mountains classification
16 Tirreno-Adriatico Youth classification
16 GP du canton d'Argovie
20 Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
2018
1 Tour de Vendée
2 Giro d'Italia Stage 10
8 Le Samyn
9 European Continental Championships Road Race
14 Giro d'Italia Youth classification
15 World Championships TTT
17 Giro d'Italia Stage 2
18 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic
18 Tour de Romandie Youth classification
20 Tour du Doubs
2017
1 Etoile de Bessèges Mountains classification
11 National Championships Germany ITT
12 Etoile de Bessèges Youth classification
12 Boucles de la Mayenne Mountains classification
12 National Championships Germany Road Race
15 Etoile de Bessèges Stage 5 (ITT)
18 Vuelta a España Stage 1 (TTT)
18 Etoile de Bessèges Points classification
23 Boucles de la Mayenne Youth classification
23 Boucles de la Mayenne Prologue
2016
3 Tour de l'Avenir Stage 2
4 Cholet-Pays de Loire
5 Tour de l'Avenir Points classification
9 Route du Sud Cycliste La Dépêche du Midi
9 Tour de l'Avenir Stage 1
11 National Championships Germany ITT
13 Etoile de Bessèges Youth classification
14 Classic Loire Atlantique
15 Etoile de Bessèges Stage 2
15 Tour de Pologne Mountains classification
2015
3 Tour des Pays de Savoie Youth classification
3 National Championships Germany U23 Road Race
5 Tour des Pays de Savoie Stage 1
6 Tour des Pays de Savoie Stage 4 (ITT)
7 Tour des Pays de Savoie
7 National Championships Germany U23 ITT
8 ZLM Roompot Tour Stage 2 (TTT)
8 Berner Rundfahrt / Tour de Berne
11 National Championships Germany Road Race
12 Rhône-Alpes Isère Tour Stage 3
2014
8 Rhône-Alpes Isère Tour Stage 4
16 Rhône-Alpes Isère Tour Youth classification
18 Rund um den Finanzplatz Eschborn-Frankfurt (U23)
23 National Championships Germany U23 ITT
28 Tour du Poitou-Charentes Stage 3
29 Rhône-Alpes Isère Tour Points classification
32 Binche Chimay
35 Tour du Poitou-Charentes Youth classification
48 Châteauroux Classic de l'Indre Trophée Fenioux
51 Berner Rundfahrt / Tour de Berne
2013
24 National Championships Germany U23 ITT
54 GP Palio del Recioto
56 Paris-Tours Espoirs
57 Giro del Belvedere di Villa di Cordignano
103 Liège Bastogne
116 Garmin ProRace Berlin
2012
5 Rothaus Regio-Tour International Stage 1 (TTT)
7 3-Etappen-Rundfahrt Stage 2
13 Trofeo Karlsberg Stage 3a (ITT)
14 Trofeo Karlsberg
18 3-Etappen-Rundfahrt Stage 1 (ITT)
29 3-Etappen-Rundfahrt
32 Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt Stage 2 (ITT)
32 Giro della Lunigiana Stage 3
33 Trofeo Karlsberg Stage 4
33 Rothaus Regio-Tour International
2011
3 National Championships Germany MJ Road Race
6 Trofeo Karlsberg Stage 3 (ITT)
7 Tour Du Pays De Vaud Stage 3
9 Tour Du Pays De Vaud
10 Int. 3-Etappenfahrt der Rad-Junioren Prologue
10 Tour Du Pays De Vaud Stage 4 (ITT)
18 Int. 3-Etappenfahrt der Rad-Junioren
18 Int. 3-Etappenfahrt der Rad-Junioren Stage 3
23 Int. 3-Etappenfahrt der Rad-Junioren Stage 2
29 Rothaus Regio-Tour International Stage 1