Former Tour de France rider and SA National Champion, Jaco Venter, is a homegrown hero that has raced and excelled at the pinnacle of International Road Racing.
Date of Birth: 13 February 1987
Race Weight: 72kg
Lives: Somerset West, WC
Favourite Race: Giro d’Italia
Jaco has been the long-standing teammate with the big engine and never-say-die attitude. In 2017, Jaco rode and completed his first Tour de France.
He was the South African Road Champ in 2016 and in the same year, he was denied a stage win of the Giro d’Italia, finishing 4th on the stage.
In 2015 Jaco narrowly missed a stage win at the Vuelta a Espana, being caught 50 meters from the finish line.