Vegard Stake Laengen

Nationality: Norway

Hometown: Oslo (Norway)

Date of birth: 07/02/1989

You can’t help but notice Vegard Stake Laengen. At 195 cm tall, he is the 3rd tallest rider in the World Tour peloton (4 cm shorter than Walscheid and 3 cm smaller than Sieberg).

Height 195 cm
Weight 79 kg
Debut on bike 2001
Pro since 2009
Victories 6
Giro d'Italia 2
Tour de France 1
Vuelta a Espana 1
World Tour ranking position 104
World Tour ranking points 145

He is the only cyclist on the team who has a twin, whose name is Øystein: the brothers are the same height, but they aren’t identical twins.


Lots of people usually ask about the correct composition of his name: Laengen is his surname, Vegard is his name and Stake is his mother’s surname, an element that sometimes completes a person’s entire name in Norway.


He’s gone from Norway to Nice, where he now lives and trains in a much milder climate than Scandinavia.

Norwegian championship

Stage Ronde de l’Oise: Point Sante Maxence
Stage Tour de Alsace: Markstein
Class. generale/Overall class. Tour de Alsace

Stage Tour de Beauce: Ville de Quebec

General class. Giro della Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia