Nikias
Arndt

Residence
Cologne, Germany
Age
30
Twitter
@NikiasArndt
Nickname
Niki
Favourite Food
Sweets
Favourite TV show
Two and a Half Men
Favourite holiday destination
Greek islands
Favourite race
Tour de France/Paris-Roubaix/Tour Down Under

Nikias has been part of numerous team wins and successes, such as the successful 2020 Tour de France campaign, but the German rider is always hungry to return to winning ways himself. Recalling doing just that, when he raised his arms aloft at the Vuelta a España after what was an exciting and tough day in the saddle.

“I’m always hungry for success, but I’m always hungry for team success too; it doesn’t mean I have to be on the podium at the end of the day. I really enjoyed the win at the Vuelta in 2019 though because I hadn’t personally won a race since 2017.”

One of the more experienced riders on the team, Nikias acts as a reliable road captain and it is a role that he relishes in.

“I enjoy being a road captain and the challenge that comes with. It can be simple, especially in the Vuelta for example when we were in the flow. It was an easy race to be a road captain; things just fell into place. Sometimes it gives me a little bit of extra pressure though, particularly in big one day races where anything can happen and you have to make quick decisions, but I like that pressure.”

 

Nikias Arndt | Team DSM | January Team Camp
Nikias Arndt | Team DSM | January Team Camp
Nikias Arndt | Team DSM | January Team Camp
Nikias Arndt | Team DSM | January Team Camp

Before taking up cycling Nikias played numerous sports as a youngster including jujitsu, judo, basketball and tennis, with the latter being his favourite. However, when he moved cities there was no tennis club nearby so he needed to find a new sport and soon fell in love with cycling after going along to a local club and giving it a try; eventually making his newfound hobby and passion into his world.

Someone who’s own personal ethos matches the team’s, Nikias is motivated by always seeing improvements and working together towards one common goal: being the best you can be.

Away from the sport, his friends, family and girlfriend help to keep him grounded at home and make sure he is refreshed when he returns to racing. Although the jovial German jokingly admits that it is sometimes difficult with his girlfriend because she just wants to relax at home while he wants to take the opportunity to go and visit everyone.

Results

2022
2 National Championships Germany Road Race
3 Rund um Köln
6 Tour de Suisse Stage 2
7 Tour de Romandie Stage 2
7 National Championships Germany ITT
9 Tour de Romandie Stage 3
14 Tour de Romandie Prologue
20 Tour de Suisse Stage 4
20 Tour de Romandie Points classification
20 Ronde van Limburg
2021
1 Tour de Pologne Stage 5
1 World Championships Mixed Relay TTT
3 Giro d'Italia Stage 8
3 Giro d'Italia Stage 15
4 Giro d'Italia Stage 18
7 Tour de Pologne Stage 6 (ITT)
9 Benelux Tour Stage 6
11 Giro d'Italia Stage 10
11 Benelux Tour
13 Giro d'Italia Stage 21 (ITT)
2020
6 Tour de France Stage 19
21 Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta Stage 1
23 Paris Nice
26 Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta Stage 5 (ITT)
29 Paris Nice
33 Paris Nice
35 Paris Nice
37 Tour de France Stage 3
39 Ronde van Vlaanderen Tour des Flandres ME
44 Paris Nice
2019
1 La Vuelta ciclista a España Stage 8
2 Hammer Stavanger Stage 2
2 UAE Tour Stage 1 (TTT)
2 Hammer Stavanger
3 La Vuelta ciclista a España Stage 1 (TTT)
3 Hammer Stavanger Stage 3
3 Tirreno-Adriatico Stage 1 (TTT)
4 Gree-Tour of Guangxi Stage 3
4 Tour de France Stage 2 (TTT)
5 Hammer Stavanger Stage 1
2018
2 Tour de Suisse Stage 1 (TTT)
3 National Championships Germany ITT
5 Tour de France Stage 3 (TTT)
5 Tirreno-Adriatico Stage 1 (TTT)
6 Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
7 Tour de France Stage 8
7 Abu Dhabi Tour Stage 4 (ITT)
8 EuroEyes Cyclassics Hamburg
9 Tour de France Stage 15
9 Tour de Suisse Stage 9 (ITT)
2017
1 Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
2 Tour de France Stage 19
6 Santos Tour Down Under Stage 1
6 Santos Tour Down Under Stage 3
7 Tour de France Stage 20 (ITT)
11 Tour de France Stage 1 (ITT)
13 Tour de Suisse Stage 9 (ITT)
14 Santos Tour Down Under Points classification
15 National Championships Germany Road Race
16 Tour de Suisse Stage 3
2016
1 Giro d'Italia Stage 21
2 Volta Ciclista a Catalunya Stage 6
2 Vuelta a España Stage 18
3 Tour de Yorkshire Stage 1
3 Rund um Köln
3 Giro d'Italia Stage 17
3 Vuelta a España Stage 16
3 Tour de Yorkshire Points classification
3 Tour de Yorkshire Stage 2
5 Giro d'Italia Stage 18
2015
1 Tour of Alberta Stage 6
2 Tour of Alberta Points classification
2 National Championships Germany ITT
2 National Championships Germany Road Race
2 Tour of Alberta Stage 2
3 Tour of Qatar Stage 5
3 Sparkassen Münsterland Giro
3 Tour of Qatar Stage 4
4 Tour of Qatar Youth classification
5 World Championships TTT
2014
1 Critérium du Dauphiné Stage 3
2 Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista Del Sol Stage 4
2 National Championships Germany ITT
2 4 Jours de Dunkerque / Tour du Nord-pas-de-Calais Points classification
2 4 Jours de Dunkerque / Tour du Nord-pas-de-Calais Stage 4
4 Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista Del Sol Stage 3
4 4 Jours de Dunkerque / Tour du Nord-pas-de-Calais Youth classification
6 Bayern Rundfahrt Stage 1
6 Vuelta a España Stage 1 (TTT)
6 Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista Del Sol Points classification
2013
1 Arctic Race of Norway Stage 3
1 Arctic Race of Norway Youth classification
2 Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey Stage 4
3 Arctic Race of Norway
3 Vuelta a España Stage 21
3 Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey Stage 5
3 Arctic Race of Norway Points classification
3 Arctic Race of Norway Stage 4
4 Vuelta a España Stage 5
6 Bayern-Rundfahrt Stage 1
2012
1 Tour de Berlin
1 Internationale Thüringen-Rundfahrt U23 Stage 7
1 Tour of Bulgaria Points classification
1 Internationale Thüringen-Rundfahrt U23 Points classification
1 Istarsko proljece Istrian Spring Trophy
1 Tour de Berlin Stage 3
1 Tour de Berlin Stage 2 (ITT)
2 Coupe des Nations Ville Saguenay Stage 4
2 Internationale Thüringen-Rundfahrt U23 Stage 5
3 Tour of Bulgaria Stage 4
2011
1 Internationale Thüringen-Rundfahrt U23 Stage 3
1 Tour de l'Avenir Stage 5
2 International Tour of Hellas Stage 1
3 Internationale Thüringen-Rundfahrt U23 Stage 2 (TTT)
4 Internationale Thüringen-Rundfahrt U23 Stage 6
4 Tour de l'Avenir Stage 7
4 Course Cycliste de Solidarnosc et des Champions Olympiques Stage 4
4 Internationale Thüringen-Rundfahrt U23 Stage 7
5 Course Cycliste de Solidarnosc et des Champions Olympiques Stage 3
5 Le Tour de Bretagne Cycliste Trophée des Granitiers
2010
1 Tour of Alanya
1 Cinturón Ciclista Internacional a Mallorca Stage 4
1 Internationale Thüringen-Rundfahrt U23 Stage 6
1 Tour of Alanya Stage 3
2 Internationale Thüringen-Rundfahrt U23 Stage 1 (TTT)
2 Tour of Alanya Stage 2
2 Tour of Alanya Stage 4
3 Internationale Thüringen-Rundfahrt U23 Stage 3
3 Dookoła Mazowsza Stage 4
4 Internationale Thüringen-Rundfahrt U23
2009
1 Internationale Junioren-rundfahrt Niedersachsen Stage 4
1 Course de la Paix Juniors Stage 3a (ITT)
1 Course de la Paix Juniors Stage 3b
1 Driedaagse van Axel Stage 2
2 Course de la Paix Juniors
2 Internationale Junioren-rundfahrt Niedersachsen Stage 1
2 National Championships Germany MJ ITT
2 Driedaagse van Axel Stage 4
2 Driedaagse van Axel Stage 3
2 Course de la Paix Juniors Stage 4
2008
4 Int. 3-Etappen-Rundfahrt der Rad Stage 1 (ITT)
5 Sparkassen Münsterland Tour Stage 2
6 Int. 3-Etappen-Rundfahrt der Rad Youth classification
6 Sparkassen Münsterland Tour Youth classification
7 Int. 3-Etappen-Rundfahrt der Rad Stage 3
8 Kroz Istru / Tour d'Istrie Stage 3
9 Kroz Istru / Tour d'Istrie Stage 1
10 Sparkassen Münsterland Tour Stage 3 (ITT)
14 Kroz Istru / Tour d'Istrie
15 Sparkassen Münsterland Tour Stage 4