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190 cm
78 kg

Nikolas's biography

Prof. since: 2007
Victories: 3
Style of rider: Sprinter, Rouleur
Nickname: Nike
Hobbies: Economy, Sports, Social Media
Favourite race: Ronde Van Vlaanderen, E3 Prijs Vlaanderen
Website: -
Twitter name: @nikolas_maes

Nikolas caught the cycling bug when he was 11, when he saw the riders in the Ronde van Vlaanderen pass through the streets of his hometown. Now he is one of the diehards on the team. A versatile rider who is just as at home on the northern cobblestones as he is on the roads of the major tours, Nikolas is a fantastic team player who has splendidly launched Tom Boonen to some of his most celebrated victories. He’s passionate about “everything that’s business.” In 2013 Nikolas, in addition to supporting the team, also won a great victory in the World Port Classics, a two-stage race in Belgium and the Netherlands that is perfect for his talents as a rouleur and man of the north. In 2014 Maes found a place on the Tour of Beijing Stage 3 podium, and had a top 5 finish in the first stage. He also finished amongst the first five riders in Halle Ingooigem. In 2015 Nikolas will again be among the key players on the team.

Stats 2015

UCI Ranking: 194
#Wins: (More info)
#Top-10 positions: 7 (More info)
Race distance covered: 14408.8 km
Days of racing: 87 days


Tour of Qatar 765.9 km 6 days
Tour of Oman 837.5 km 5 days
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Elite 200.2 km 1 days
Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne 193 km 1 days
Paris - Nice 1036.45 km 7 days
Nokere Koerse - Danilith Classic 197.7 km 1 days
Ronde Van Zeeland Seaports 196.1 km 1 days
Dwars door Vlaanderen / A travers la Flandre 200.2 km 1 days
Gent - Wevelgem 240 km 1 days
Ronde van Vlaanderen / Tour des Flandres 264.9 km 1 days
Scheldeprijs 200 km 1 days
Paris - Roubaix 253.5 km 1 days
De Brabantse Pijl - La Flèche Brabançonne 102.7 km 1 days
Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey 1252 km 8 days
Baloise Belgium Tour 744.15 km 5 days
Rund um Köln 196.7 km 1 days
Ster ZLM Toer GP Jan van Heeswijk 750.1 km 5 days
Halle Ingooigem 198.8 km 1 days
National Championships Belgium - Road Race 252 km 1 days
Grand Prix Cerami 211 km 1 days
Tour de Wallonie 901 km 5 days
Eneco Tour 1120.7 km 7 days
Vuelta a Espana 3358.1 km 21 days
World Championships - Road Race 130.7 km 1 days
Sparkassen Münsterland Giro 179.9 km 1 days
Binche - Chimay - Binche / Mémorial Frank Vandenbroucke 194.5 km 1 days
Paris - Tours Elite 231 km 1 days
Total 14408.8 km 87 days

Nikolas's victories

2009 (1)
3rd stage Vuelta a Burgos

2012 (1)

2013 (1)
Overall classification World Ports Classic

Nikolas's previous teams

2015: Etixx - Quick Step (WT)
2014: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step (WT)
2013: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step (WT)
2012: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step (WT)
2011: Quickstep Cycling Team (WT)
2010: Quickstep - Innergetic (WT)
2009: Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator (PCT)
2008: Chocolade Jacques / Topsport Vlaanderen (PCT)
2007: Chocolade Jacques / Topsport Vlaanderen (PCT)

Nikolas's photos

Nikolas's news

Etixx - Quick-Step rider Nikolas Maes wrapped up the 2015 edition of La Vuelta a España with a 7th place finish in the 98.8km 21st Stage on Sunday.

Etixx - Quick-Step rider Maxime Bouet earned the Most Combative/Most Aggressive Rider Award, after being meters away from going for a stage victory out of the 173km 12th Stage of La Vuelta a España, on Thursday. Bouet, the third Etixx - Quick-Step rider to be honored as "Most Combative," will wear the red bib numbers that represent the award for the following stage.

Etixx - Quick-Step riders Nikolas Maes, Pieter Serry, and Maxime Bouet made sure the team was well represented in the breakaway of the day at 168.3km La Vuelta a España Stage 9, from Torrevieja to Cumbre del Sol. Benitatxell, on Sunday. 

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