Peter Velits

Peter Velits

Velits at the 2015 Grand Prix Pino Cerami
Personal information
Full name Peter Velits
Born (1985-02-21) 21 February 1985
Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, (now Slovakia)
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb; 10.2 st)
Team information
Current team BMC Racing Team
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-rounder
Amateur team(s)
2004 Dukla Trenčín
2005–2006 Team Konica Minolta
Professional team(s)
2007 Wiesenhof
2008–2009 Team Milram
2010–2011 Team HTC–Columbia
2012–2013 Omega Pharma–Quick-Step[1]
2014– BMC Racing Team
Major wins

Grand Tours

Vuelta a España
1 individual stage (2010)
2 TTT (2010, 2015)

Stage races

Tour of Oman (2012)

One-day races and Classics

Grand Prix de Fourmies (2007)
Under-23 Road World Championships (2007)
National Time Trial Championships (2012, 2013, 2014)
World Team Time Trial Championships (2012, 2013, 2014)
Infobox last updated on
20 September 2015

Peter Velits (born 21 February 1985 in Bratislava) is a Slovak professional road racing cyclist for the BMC Racing Team.[2] His career highlights include winning the 2007 UCI Road World Championships - Men's Under-23 Road Race and the 2012 Tour of Oman.[3] He was promoted to second place in the 2010 Vuelta a España after Ezequiel Mosquera tested positive for hydroxyethyl starch. Velits is also known as strong time-trialist, winning three consecutive team time trials as a part of Omega Pharma-Quickstep in 2012 and 2013 and riding on BMC Racing in 2014 UCI Road World Championships. His twin brother, Martin Velits rides for Omega Pharma–Quick-Step, having raced on the same teams every year until the end of the 2013 season.

After two seasons with the team, Velits left Omega Pharma–Quick-Step at the end of the 2013 season to join the BMC Racing Team.[2]

Career achievements

Major results


1st Under-19 National Road Race Championships
1st Under-19 National Time Trial Championships
7th Overall Tour d'Egypte
10th Overall UAE Emirates Post Tour
10th GP Bradlo
1st Under-23 National Time Trial Championships
1st Stage 6 Vuelta a Navarra
3rd Overall Giro delle Regioni
6th Overall Ringerike GP
1st Under-23 National Time Trial Championships
1st Overall Giro del Capo
1st Stage 2
1st Grand Prix Kooperativa
2nd Overall GP Tell
1st Stage 2
4th Overall Tour de Bretagne
4th Grote Prijs Stad Zottegem
5th Overall Tour de la Somme
9th Overall Tour of Japan
1st Under-23 Road Race World Championships
1st Grand Prix de Fourmies
3rd GP Triberg-Schwarzwald
9th Overall Bayern-Rundfahrt
1st Young riders classification
9th Overall Giro del Capo
2nd World's View Challenge 5
10th World's View Challenge 2
Most Combative Rider for Stage 17, Tour de France
1st Grand Prix of Aargau Canton
4th Clásica de San Sebastián
5th Gran Premio di Lugano
6th Praha–Karlovy Vary–Praha
7th Monte Paschi Eroica
8th GP Triberg-Schwarzwald
10th Milan – San Remo
2nd Overall Vuelta a España
1st Stages 1 TTT & 17 ITT
10th Overall Volta ao Algarve
1st World Team Time Trial Championships
1st National Time Trial Championships
1st Overall Tour of Oman
2nd National Road Race Championships
1st World Team Time Trial Championships
1st National Time Trial Championships
10th Overall Paris–Nice
1st World Team Time Trial Championships
1st National Time Trial Championships
9th Overall Dubai Tour
9th Overall Paris–Nice
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Vuelta a España
Held after Stage 1

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Pink jersey Giro                
Yellow jersey Tour 57 30   18 27 25 27  
red jersey Vuelta     2         WD

Withdrew = WD; In Progress = IP


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