Petr Vakoč

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Petr Vakoč
Leuven - Brabantse Pijl, 15 april 2015, vertrek (B225).JPG
Vakoč at the 2015 Brabantse Pijl
Personal information
Full name Petr Vakoč
Nickname Vaki[1]
Born (1992-07-11) 11 July 1992 (age 25)[2]
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Weight 68 kg (150 lb)[1]
Team information
Current team Quick-Step Floors
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-rounder
Amateur team(s)
2011 ASC Dukla Praha
2011 Centre Mondial du Cyclisme
2012 CC Etupes
Professional team(s)
2013 Etixx–IHNed
2014– Omega Pharma–Quick-Step
Major wins

One-day races and Classics

National Road Race Championships (2015)
Brabantse Pijl (2016)

Petr Vakoč (born 11 July 1992) is a Czech cyclist, who rides for the Quick-Step Floors team.[3]

Career[edit]

2013[edit]

2013 was Prague-born Vakoč's first year as a professional, riding for Etixx–IHNed, the development team of Omega Pharma–Quick-Step. In June, he won the Okolo Slovenska stage race at the age of 20. The young cyclist's success continued when he won overall in the Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid sub-23, the under 23 version of the Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid. In August Vakoc won the 1.2 event Grand Prix Královéhradeckého kraje, five seconds ahead of Josef Hosek.

2014[edit]

After Vakoč's success in 2013, he was granted a contract for Omega Pharma–Quick-Step. He finished 10th overall and won a stage of the Tour de Pologne, a UCI World Tour event. He also placed second in both his nation's road race and time trial championship.

2015[edit]

In 2015, Vakoc won the National Road Race Championships 11 seconds ahead of Leopold König. In May, he rode in his first Grand Tour, the Giro d'Italia. Vakoč finished the race in 116th place overall. The young cyclist earned yet another victory when he won the Czech Cycling Tour, one of his nation's biggest cycling races. He also won a stage of the Tour of Britain. He competed for his nation at the European Games, earning a bronze medal in the road race.

2016[edit]

Vakoč celebrated success in one day races during his fourth professional season, winning three major races; he won the Classic Sud-Ardèche and La Drôme Classic over successive days in February. In April, he booked his biggest victory yet at the Brabantse Pijl, a 1.HC race in Belgium. He was named in the start list for the 2016 Tour de France.[4]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

2010
2nd Overall Tour du Pays de Vaud
1st Stage 3
3rd Road race, National Junior Road Championships
3rd Overall Peace Race
5th Brno–Velká Bíteš–Brno
2011
1st MaillotRepúblicaCheca.PNG Time trial, National Under–23 Road Championships
2013
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Okolo Slovenska
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
1st Jersey blue.svg Overall Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid sub-23
1st Jersey black.svg Points classification
1st Stage 1
1st Grand Prix Královéhradeckého kraje
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Road race, UEC European Under–23 Road Championships
2nd Memorial Van Coningsloo
3rd Time trial, National Under–23 Road Championships
4th Overall Czech Cycling Tour
1st Jersey orange.svg Points classification
1st Stage 4
4th Memorial Jana Veselého
2014
World University Championshipa
1st Gold medal blank.svg Road race
1st Gold medal blank.svg Time trial
National Road Championships
2nd Road race
2nd Time trial
5th Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana
10th Overall Tour de Pologne
1st Stage 2
2015
National Road Championships
1st MaillotRepúblicaCheca.PNG Road race
3rd Time trial
1st Jersey pink.svg Overall Czech Cycling Tour
1st Stage 1 (TTT)
1st Stage 2 Tour of Britain
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Road race, European Games
7th Overall Tour du Poitou-Charentes
1st Jersey orange.svg Young rider classification
2016
1st Brabantse Pijl
1st Classic Sud-Ardèche
1st La Drôme Classic
2nd Overall Tour La Provence
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
2nd Grand Prix de Wallonie
National Road Championships
3rd Time trial
4th Road race
5th Road race, UEC European Road Championships
5th Overall Tour du Haut Var
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
5th Strade Bianche
9th Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
2017
National Road Championships
2nd Time trial
3rd Road race
2nd Brabantse Pijl
6th Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2015 2016
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 116
A yellow jersey Tour de France 118
A red jersey Vuelta a España
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

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