Luka Mezgec

Luka Mezgec

Mezgec at the 2016 Tour of Britain
Personal information
Full name Luka Mezgec
Born (1988-06-27) 27 June 1988
Kranj, Slovenia
Team information
Current team Orica–BikeExchange
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter
Lead-out Specialist
Professional team(s)
2010 Zheroquadro–Radenska
2011–2012 Sava
2013–2015 Argos–Shimano
2016– Orica–GreenEDGE
Major wins

Grand Tours

Giro d'Italia
1 individual stage (2014)

Stage races

GP Saguenay (2010)

One-Day Races and Classics

Handzame Classic (2014)
Infobox last updated on
7 September 2016

Luka Mezgec (born 27 June 1988) is a Slovenian road bicycle racer for UCI WorldTour team Orica–BikeExchange. After scoring numerous podium finishes in 2013, Mezgec finally tasted victory on the fifth stage of the Tour of Beijing.[1] He was named in the start list for the 2015 Vuelta a España.[2]

In September 2015 it was announced that Mezgec had signed a two-year contract with Orica–GreenEDGE to commence in 2016.[3]

Career achievements

Major results


1st Vzpon na Mohor
1st Overall Coupe des Nations Ville de Saguenay
5th Overall Course de la Solidarité Olympique
1st Stage 1 Istrian Spring Trophy
1st Memoriał Henryka Łasaka
2nd GP Kranj
2nd VN HiFi-Color Studio
3rd Banja Luka - Beograd II
3rd Budapest GP
2nd Memorijal Nevio Valčić
2nd Banja Luka - Beograd I
3rd Porec Trophy
4th Banja Luka - Beograd II
4th Grand Prix of Moscow
5th Overall Five rings of Moscow
1st Stage 5
5th GP Südkärnten
5th Slovenia National Championships, Road Race
6th Overall Tour of Qinghai Lake
1st Stages 2, 4, 6, 11 & 13
1st Points classification
1st Stage 5 Tour of Beijing
2nd Halle–Ingooigem
7th Handzame Classic
1st Handzame Classic
1st Stages 1, 2 & 5 Volta a Catalunya
1st Stage 21 Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 1 Tour of Beijing
2nd Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen
1st Stage 2 Tour du Haut Var
9th Paris–Tours

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2013 2014 2015 2016
Pink jersey Giro 123 136 138 WD
Yellow jersey Tour - - - -
red jersey Vuelta - - 108 -

WD = Withdrew; IP = In Progress


  1. Ben Atkins (15 October 2013). "Tour of Beijing: Luka Mezgec takes final Bird's Nest stage as Intxausti wins overall". VeloNation. VeloNation LLC. Retrieved 16 October 2013.
  2. "Vuelta a España 2015". Cycling Fever. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  3. Clarke, Stuart (11 September 2015). "Transfers: Van Den Broeck joins Katusha; Mezgec to Orica-GreenEdge". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  4. "Luka Mezgec". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 3 July 2012.
  5. "Luka Mezgec". Cycling Quotient. Retrieved 3 July 2012.

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