Prof. since: 2007
Style of rider: All-rounder
Hobbies: Music, travelling
Favourite race: Tour de France
Personal website: www.velits.net
Twitter name: @petervelits
Like his brother Martin, Peter is also an authentic cycling globetrotter, spending most of the year far from Slovakia riding and training, or just on relaxing holidays like the ones the twins usually spend in California at the end of each season. In 2012 Peter conquered the Tour of Oman and followed up that win with a victory in the national championship TT. After a roller-coaster Tour de France, Peter was part of the squad that captured the World Championship TTT in Valkenburg. Always available and interested in change, next year Peter is aiming to improve in the major stage races as well as one-day events.
GP Kanton Aargau - Gippingen
17th stage Vuelta a España
Overall Tour of Oman, Slovakian National TT Championship, World Championship TTT
Slovak National TT Championship
2007: Wiesenhof Felt (1)GP Fourmies
2008: Team Milram
2009: Team Milram
2010: Team HTC – Columbia
2011: HTC - Highroad
2012: Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team rider Peter Velits finished in the top 15 of the 168km Stage 16 of the Tour de France on Tuesday.
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team rider Michal Kwiatkowski refused to lose contact with a select group of top GC contenders in the 168.5km Stage 9 of Tour de France on Sunday.
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team rider Peter Velits won his second straight Slovak National TT Championship on Friday.