Luka Mezgec

Luka Mezgec (born 27 June 1988) is a Slovenian road bicycle racer, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Team BikeExchange.[3] After scoring numerous podium finishes in 2013, Mezgec finally tasted victory on the fifth stage of the Tour of Beijing.[4] He was named in the start list for the 2015 Vuelta a España.[5]

Luka Mezgec
Luka Mezgec (2017-03-28) - Adinkerke (De Panne) - Driedaagse van De Panne-Koksijde, etappe 1.jpg
Mezgec in 2017
Personal information
Full nameLuka Mezgec
Born (1988-06-27) 27 June 1988 (age 33)
Kranj, SFR Yugoslavia
(now Slovenia)
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight72 kg (159 lb)
Team information
Current teamTeam BikeExchange
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeSprinter
Lead-out specialist
Professional teams
2010Zheroquadro–Radenska
2011–2012Sava
2013–2015Argos–Shimano
2016–Orica–GreenEDGE[1][2]
Major wins
Grand Tours
Giro d'Italia
1 individual stage (2014)

One-day races and Classics

National Road Race Championships (2017)

In September 2015 it was announced that Mezgec had signed an initial two-year contract with Orica–GreenEDGE to commence in 2016.[6] In August 2020, he was named in the startlist for the 2020 Tour de France.[7]

Major resultsEdit

Source:[8][9]

2009
1st Vzpon na Mohor
2010
1st   Overall Coupe des nations Ville Saguenay
5th Overall Course de la Solidarité Olympique
2011
1st Memoriał Henryka Łasaka
1st Stage 1 Istrian Spring Trophy
2nd GP Kranj
2nd VN HiFi-Color Studio
3rd Banja Luka–Beograd II
3rd Central European Tour Budapest GP
6th Ljubljana–Zagreb
8th Overall Rhône-Alpes Isère Tour
8th Banja Luka–Beograd I
10th Central European Tour Miskolc GP
2012
2nd Memorijal Nevio Valčić
2nd Banja Luka–Beograd I
2nd Memoriał Henryka Łasaka
3rd Poreč Trophy
3rd Central European Tour Budapest GP
3rd Ljubljana–Zagreb
3rd Trofeo Gianfranco Bianchin
4th Banja Luka–Beograd II
4th Grand Prix of Moscow
5th Road race, National Road Championships
5th Overall Five Rings of Moscow
1st   Points classification
1st Stage 5
5th Grand Prix Südkärnten
5th Central European Tour Miskolc GP
5th Coupe des Carpathes
6th Overall Tour of Qinghai Lake
1st   Points classification
1st Stages 2, 4, 6, 11 & 13
2013
1st Stage 5 Tour of Beijing
2nd Halle–Ingooigem
7th Handzame Classic
2014
1st Handzame Classic
Volta a Catalunya
1st Stages 1, 2 & 5
1st Stage 21 Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 1 Tour of Beijing
2nd Road race, National Road Championships
2nd Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen
2015
1st Stage 2 Tour du Haut Var
2016
2nd Road race, National Road Championships
9th Paris–Tours
2017
1st   Road race, National Road Championships
1st   National MTB XC Championships
1st   National CX Championships
1st Arnhem–Veenendaal Classic
1st Stage 2 Tour of Slovenia
5th Road race, UEC European Road Championships
2019
Tour of Slovenia
1st   Points classification
1st Stage 2
Tour de Pologne
1st Stages 2 & 5
3rd Clásica de Almería
8th Road race, UEC European Road Championships
8th Three Days of Bruges–De Panne
2020
1st   Sprints classification Tour de Pologne
2nd Bretagne Classic
5th Clásica de Almería
2021
3rd Road race, National Road Championships

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
  Giro d'Italia 123 136 138 DNF 107
  Tour de France 88 102
  Vuelta a España 108 141 DNF 109
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mitchelton-Scott finalise 25-rider roster for 2019". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 15 November 2018. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Wins from January to October: Mitchelton-Scott men confirm roster and goals for 2020". Mitchelton–Scott. New Global Cycling Services. 11 December 2019. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
  3. ^ "GreenEDGE Cycling". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 1 January 2021. Retrieved 2 January 2021.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ "Vuelta a España 2015". Cycling Fever. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  6. ^ Clarke, Stuart (11 September 2015). "Transfers: Van Den Broeck joins Katusha; Mezgec to Orica-GreenEdge". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  7. ^ "107th Tour de France: Startlist". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  8. ^ "Luka Mezgec". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 3 July 2012.
  9. ^ "Luka Mezgec". Cycling Quotient. Retrieved 3 July 2012.

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