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
Carrefour Market Heistse Pijl
Le Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux
Sparkassen Münsterland Giro
4 Jours de Dunkerque / Grand Prix des Hauts de France