Petr Vakoč

Petr Vakoč
Personal information
Full name Petr Vakoč
Nickname Vaki[1]
Born (1992-07-11) 11 July 1992[2]
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Weight 68 kg (150 lb)[1]
Team information
Current team Etixx–Quick-Step
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 Championship (2015)
Brabantse Pijl (2016)
Infobox last updated on
29 June 2015

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



2013 was Vakoč's first year as a pro, riding for Etixx–IHNed, the development team of Etixx–Quick-Step. In June, he won the Tour de Slovaquie stage race at age 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 1.2 event Grand Prix Kralovehradeckeho kraje, five seconds ahead of Josef Hosek.


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.


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 Road Race, earning a bronze medal.


Vakoč celebrated success in one day races during his fourth professional season, winning three major races. The Czech cyclist won back to back races Classic Sud-Ardèche and La Drôme Classic 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

Major results

2nd Overall Tour du Pays de Vaud
1st Stage 3
3rd National Junior Road Race Championships
3rd Overall Závod Míru
5th Brno–Velká Bíteš–Brno
1st National Under-23 Time Trial Championships
1st Overall Tour de Slovaquie
1st Young rider classification
1st Overall Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid sub-23
1st Points classification
1st Stage 1
1st Grand Prix Kralovehradeckeho kraje
2nd European Under-23 Road Race Championships
2nd Memorial Van Coningsloo
3rd National Under-23 Time Trial Championships
4th Overall Czech Cycling Tour
1st Points classification
1st Stage 4
4th Memorial Jana Veselého
1st World University Road Race Championships
1st World University Time Trial Championships
2nd National Road Race Championships
2nd National Time Trial Championships
5th Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana
10th Overall Tour de Pologne
1st Stage 2
1st National Road Race Championships
1st Overall Czech Cycling Tour
1st Stage 1 (TTT)
1st Stage 2 Tour of Britain
3rd European Games Road Race
3rd National Time Trial Championships
7th Overall Tour du Poitou-Charentes
1st Young rider classification
1st Brabantse Pijl
1st Classic Sud-Ardèche
1st La Drôme Classic
2nd Overall Tour La Provence
1st Young rider classification
2nd Grand Prix de Wallonie
3rd National Time Trial Championships
4th National Road Race Championships
5th European Road Championships
5th Strade Bianche
5th Overall Tour du Haut Var
1st Young rider classification
9th Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2015 2016
Pink jersey Giro 116
Yellow jersey Tour 118
red jersey Vuelta

WD = Withdrew; IP = In Progress


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