Jacques Janse van Rensburg

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Jacques has always loved sport and says he would be a sports doctor if he were not a professional cyclist. Born and raised in the Free State, he says the bicycle is everything to him and he doesn’t enjoy the off season. It’s no wonder that with this type of passion and commitment that Jacques had his best season in 2015.

2014 was some what of a breakthrough year for Jacques after he overcame some health issues in the December of 2013. Jacques went on to win the Mzansi Tour overall and also showed some classy climbing talent at the Tour of Langkawi, Luxembourg and Coppa Bartali. His consistency netted him a spot in the 2014 Vuelta squad where he again impressed, riding into 4 breakaways and climbing with the worlds best on stage 18. This was the perfect build up to the 2015 season where he rode an incredible debut Tour de France while wearing the national champions jersey of South Africa.

Jacques went on to start the 2016 season on a high, winning the combination classification of the Tour of Oman. At the Vuelta a Espana he was part of a successful breakaway on stage 8 where he finished 6th himself. He’ll look to further progress in 2017.

Born: 06-09-1987
Birth Place: Springs, South Africa
Height: 175cm
Weight: 63kg
Turned Professional: 2013
Rider Type: Climber
Twitter: Jacques002

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Career Highlights

2016
Tour of Oman Combination Classification

2015
National Championships South Africa
3rd African Championships
5th GC Tour of Oman

2014
Mzansi Tour
Stage 1 Mzansi Tour

2012
GC Tour of Eritrea
Stage 2 Tour of Eritrea