LAENGEN Vegard Stake

Nationality: Norway

Hometown: Oslo (Norway)

Date of birth: 07/02/1989

You can not avoid to notice Vegard Stake Laengen, 195 cm height, the 3rd tallest rider in the World Tour (4 cm less than Walscheid and 3 cm less than Sieberg).

Height 195 cm
Weight 77 kg
Debut on bike 2001
Pro since 2009
Victories 5
Giro d'Italia 1
Vuelta a Espana 1
World Tour ranking position 104
World Tour ranking points 145

He's the UAE Team Emirates' athletes born in the northest latitude (Oslo, N 59° 54'45) and he's the only cyclist in the team to have a twin, whose name is Øystein: they’re the same height, but they’re not identical twins..

Many questions usually rise about his correct name: Laengen is his surname, Vegard is the name, Stake is the surname of the mother, which in Norway traditionally completes the full name of a person.

From Norway to Nice, where he now lives and train in a warmer weather than the Scandinavian one.

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