Jan Tratnik

  • Date of Birth 23rd February, 1990.
  • Place of Birth Ljubljana
  • Nationality Slovenia Slovenia
  • Specialty TIME TRIAL SPECIALIST, Classics
  • UCI Ranking 254
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Your favourite race and climb?

Favourite race– Strade Bianche. Favourite climb – Vršič (Slovenia)

Your best or most memorable result in pro cycling?

16th stage on Giro d’Italia

What are your personal ambitions for the season?

I still want to improve. I’m already working hard to be better than this year. So for sure I want to deliver in the team some more wins and of course to be supportive 100% to the team when I will need to help.

Describe the feeling of that Giro stage win last season?

It was just amazing, when I crossed finish line I even wasn’t sure if is true, so inside of me were a lot of emotions. I think this stage win change my mindset. Now I showed to myself that I can win also on biggest races. So for sure this give me a lot of confidence for next year.

You joined cycling at 17, was making it pro the only thing you had in mind?

I don’t think. I remember that when I was 17, I went on bike just to have fun and didn’t think what future will bring, because first year was quite hard with many crashes, bad results… But then year after year was my wish to become PRO.

2020 proved to be a great year for Slovenian cyclists. How has cycling changed in Slovenia since you started?

I can see on the road that many people buy bicycle and ride a lot. Before I saw people mostly on mountain bike, but now many of them ride on the road bikes. I can also see that more people recognize our success. And I can say that people in Slovenia respect more cyclist on the road when we are training.

What are your thoughts on the Merida Reacto you will be racing this season?

Is just amazing bike. New model is really good and fast. So I’m really happy that I can ride this bike/model.

Top Results in Last Five Seasons
  • 1.

    National Championships Slovenia - ITT 17th June, 2021,

  • 2.

    Giro d'Italia - Stage 14 22nd May, 2021,

  • 2.

    CRO Race - Stage 6 6th October, 2019,

  • 1.

    Tour de Romandie - Prologue 30th April, 2019,

  • 2.

    Czech Cycling Tour - Stage 2 11th August, 2017,

  • 1.

    Okolo Slovenska 11th June, 2017,

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    Okolo Slovenska - Points classification 11th June, 2017,

  • 2.

    Okolo Slovenska - Stage 2 9th June, 2017,

  • 1.

    Okolo Slovenska - Prologue 7th June, 2017,

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    Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali - Stage 1b (TTT) 23rd March, 2017,



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