Country Belgium
Length 175 cm
Date of birth 17/07/1995
Weight 70 kg

This young Belgian turned pro at Lotto Soudal in 2017. Mertz has a strong interest for the races on his home roads, the Ardennes Classics. As a neo-pro, Mertz already finished Liège-Bastogne-Liège and that same year, he stood at the start of his first Grand Tour, the 72nd edition of the Vuelta a España. During his second year at Lotto Soudal, he gained additional experience in various WorldTour stage races such as the Abu Dhabi Tour, the Tour of the Basque Country and the Tour de Romandie.

Flèche du Sud

8th place

General classification

Carrefour Market Heistse Pijl

17th place

Le Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux

3rd place


Sparkassen Münsterland Giro

24th place


14th place

4 Jours de Dunkerque / Grand Prix des Hauts de France

23rd place

General classification

Dwars door het Hageland - Aarschot

16th place

Le Samyn

10th place

La DH Famenne Ardenne Classic

5th place