One of cycling’s most experienced riders, Nicolas has completed 24 Grand Tours and has had 64 Top 10 stage finishes, putting him third on cycling’s all-time list. He has finished fifth (2013) and sixth (2010) in GC in the Vuelta a Espana and won two stages of it (2013 and 2015). He made his Giro d’Italia debut in 2016 and this year was third in stage 18. He has started 10 Tour de France and finished 12th in 2012. He is taking part in his fourth Olympic road race (63rd 2008, 89th 2012 and 29th 2016) and will also compete in the time trial in Rio. His father Stephen was 45th in the 1980 Olympic road race in Moscow and is the brother of Dan Martin’s mum Maria.