Nikolas Maes Team Director Lotto Soudal


Nikolas Maes team director Lotto Soudal

From January 1st, Nikolas Maes will join the group of Lotto Soudal team directors with a very specific schedule. Maes, a professional cyclist for fourteen years, announced his retirement as a cyclist two weeks ago.

"I am already preparing for my second career in the construction and real estate industry but I cannot pass up the opportunity to lend a hand to Lotto Soudal. Cycling is and will always be my passion,” explains Nikolas Maes.

"We love not to waste the expertise we have in-house," continues John Lelangue, General Manager of Lotto Soudal. "We are continuing what we started last year with Maxime Monfort, our new Performance Manager. Nikolas will be deployed in the spring and will take care of the youth in the team. He has plenty of experience and knows the house like the back of his hand. Over the past four seasons, Nikolas has shown himself to be an indispensable link at Lotto Soudal during the spring classics."

The classics are my field. The team is counting on my experience, but I am also looking forward to integrating all those many young, new and youthful talents into the team. This is a project that I like to put my shoulders under. 2021 will be very instructive year for me,” Nikolas Maes concludes.