Jaco Venter

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Jaco Venter
Denain - Grand Prix de Denain, le 17 avril 2014 (A247).JPG
Venter in 2014
Personal information
Full nameJacobus Venter
Born (1987-02-13) 13 February 1987 (age 33)
Stellenbosch, South Africa
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
Team information
Current teamFirst Move
  • Road
  • Mountain biking
Amateur team(s)
2020–First Move
Professional team(s)
2006Team Konica Minolta[1]
2009Trek–Marco Polo[1]
2011Veranda's Willems–Accent[1]
Major wins
One-day races and Classics
National Road Race Championships (2016)

Jacobus Venter (born 13 February 1987) is a South African racing cyclist,[1] who currently rides for amateur mountain biking team First Move.[3]

During his road racing career, Venter rode in the 2014 Vuelta a España.[4] In 2016, he won the South African National Road Race Championships.[5] He was named in the start list for the 2016 Giro d'Italia.[6] In June 2017, he was named in the startlist for the 2017 Tour de France.[7]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

2nd Road race, National Junior Road Championships
5th Overall Tour de Lorraine
1st Powerade Dome 2 Dome Cycling Spectacular
9th Overall Coupe des Nations Ville Saguenay
1st MaillotSudáfrica.PNG Time trial, National Under-23 Road Championships
4th Overall Tour de l'Avenir
5th Overall Grand Prix du Portugal
10th Overall Tour de Korea
3rd Time trial, National Road Championships
10th Overall La Tropicale Amissa Bongo
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Team time trial, African Road Championships
6th Duo Normand (with Reinardt Janse van Rensburg)
8th Gooikse Pijl
3rd Time trial, National Road Championships
1st MaillotSudáfrica.PNG Road race, National Road Championships

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 101 95
A yellow jersey Tour de France 162
A red jersey Vuelta a España 123 122 145 129
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Jaco Venter". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 27 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Dimension Data finalise 2019 roster". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 22 November 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Janse van Rensburg eyes top results with new MTB team". In the Bunch. Full Stop Communications. 8 December 2019. Retrieved 3 January 2020. South African professional Jacques Janse van Rensburg is targeting some top results in 2020 with the new mountain-biking team he will ride for alongside fellow countryman Jaco Venter.
  4. ^ "Jaco Venter". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 27 August 2014.
  5. ^ "National Championships South Africa – Road Race". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  6. ^ "99th Giro d'Italia Startlist". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  7. ^ "2017: 104th Tour de France: Start List". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 28 June 2017.

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