UCI Certified Cycling Coach Jakub Novak

Jakub Novak

Performance Coach & Former Professional Cyclist

Performance coach qualified in sports science and certified with governing bodies from UCI, Cycling Australia, USA Cycling and WADA.

As a pro cyclist, Jakub rode for UCI World Tour BMC Pro Racing Team, alongside Tour de France winner Cadel Evans or World Champion Philipe Gilbert.

Hi, I am Jakub Novak, a former professional road cyclist with +10 years of experience as a competitive cyclist and +5 years as a performance coach. I retired from professional cycling in 2013 at the age of 24. Since then, I have been passing on my valuable experiences. I had a chance to experience what preparation for the world’s best cyclists look like at BMC World Tour Team. Being part of the team, and having identical coaches and support team as world-class riders such as Tour de France winner Cadel Evans or World Champion Philipe Gilbert, gives me the experience and insights I can pass on to my athletes.

On top of that, my continuous education in sport science and professional networks in the world of cycling keeps me up to date. I completed a Certificate in Sports Science from the University of Colorado. I am certified with Cycling Australia and data analytics software TrainingPeaks and WKO5.

Education & Certificates
  • • UCI Level 1 Coaching Course Certification
  • Cycling Australia (AUS Cycling) Accredited Coach
  • USA Cycling Certified Coach
  • TrainingPeaks Level 2 Accredited Coach - see my profile here
  • • TrainingPeaks Advanced Essentials Certificate
  • Science of Exercise Certificate, The University of Colorado
  • • Coaching General Principles, The Australian Insititute of Sport
  • • Holder of the Blue Card - working with children accreditation
  • • Educated and experienced in WKO5 analytics software
  • Current or Previous Roles
  • • Head Coach at Avantias Pro Racing, NRS Team
  • • Contractor Performance Coach for Team USA Olympic & Paralympic Team

"I love doing my job, helping athletes enhance their performance. I consider myself fortunate to work full-time in this field and dedicate my time to supporting athletes of all kinds".

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Jakub's Cycling Career In Photos

Alex Bogna with coach Jakub Novak

With Alex Bogna before winning Zwift Academy 2021

Jakub Novak receives award for excellence in coaching

Received award for excellence in coaching from team USA

Mathias Vacek and performance coach Jakub Novak

With Mathias Vacek after finishing 2nd at the Worlds U23.

Stefan Kung and coach Jakub Novak

Coach Jakub on left catching up with Stefan Kung

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Coach Jakub while racing for BMC Racing Team during ITT

Tour of Alberta with Cadel Evans coaching

Coach in white jersey for best under25 cat, behind Cadel Evans

Jakub warming up for ITT next to Cadel Evans

On the podium with BMC and Philipe Gilbert

Jakub victorious at GP Suzuka

Alberto Contador and coach Jakub Novak

Jakub in blue jersey behind Alberto Contador at the Worlds

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