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
Height: 1,89m
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.


7 UCI Grand Tours
147 Grand Tour stages
85,978km raced as a Professional
293km Longest race
4th most capped South African
10 World Tour Monuments
2016 South African National Road Race Champ