Danilo Hondo

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Danilo Hondo
Danilo Hondo 29.Juni2008 Bochum 2 (cropped).JPG
Hondo at the 2008 German National Road Race Championshisp.
Personal information
Full name Danilo Hondo
Born (1974-01-04) 4 January 1974 (age 40)
Guben, East Germany
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Team information
Current team Trek Factory Racing
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter
Professional team(s)
Team Telekom
Tinkoff Credit Systems
PSK Whirlpool-Author
Lampre-Farnese Vini
Major wins
National Road Race Champion (2002)
Giro d'Italia, 2 stages
Infobox last updated on
5 January 2014

Danilo Hondo (born 4 January 1974 in Guben, Brandenburg) is a German professional road bicycle racer, for Trek Factory Racing.[1] He was banned from professional cycling and then later won his appeal to return to the sport.


In 2005, Hondo was suspended and fired after testing positive for carphedon at the 2005 Vuelta a Murcia. Originally suspended for two years, Hondo's suspension was cut to 1 year in June 2005. In January 2006, Hondo had his ban extended to 2 years when he lost his appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. In March 2006, has won his appeal in civil court, which gave Hondo an early end to his suspension. In 2009, he signed for a 3-year contract for Lampre-Farnese Vini.[2]

Major achievements[edit]

1st, UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Team Pursuit
3rd, UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Team Pursuit
1998 – Festina-Lotus
Vuelta Ciclista de Chile
Winner stage 4
Course de la Paix
1st Stages 1, 4 & 5
1st Stage 1 Regio-Tour
Course de la Paix
1st Stages 3 & 5
1st Stage 1b Tour of Sweden
2001 – Team Telekom
1st Berner Rundfahrt
1st Stage 1 Three Days of De Panne
1st Stage 1 Danmark Rundt
1st Stage 4 Ronde van Nederland
1st Points classification Paris–Nice
91st Overall Giro d'Italia
1st Stages 2 & 3
points classification leader after Stages 3–11
Most Combative classification leader after Stages 3–5
Azzurri d'Italia classification leader after Stages 3–18
1st National Road Race Championships
1st Stage 2 Volta a Catalunya
1st Stage 3 Internationale Hessen-Rundfahrt
1st Stage 2 Internationale Rheinland-Pfalz Rundfahrt
Course de la Paix
1st Stages 1 & 2
2nd Rund um Köln
1st Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli
1st Stage 5 Volta a Catalunya
1st Stage 1 Tour du Poitou-Charentes
2nd Overall Three Days of De Panne
1st Stage 1
2nd Rund um Köln
2nd Rund um den Henninger Turm
2nd Paris–Tours
3rd Trofeo Manacor
5th Overall Four Days of Dunkirk
1st Stage 5 (ITT)
6th Overall Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt
1st Stages 1, 2, 4 & 5
2005 – Gerolsteiner
2nd Milan – San Remo
8th Overall Vuelta a Murcia
1st Stages 1 & 2
2006 – Team Lamonta
1st Omloop van de Vlaamse Scheldeboorden-Bazel-Kruibeke
1st Neuseen Classics
Peace Race
1st Stages 2 & 3
Circuito Montañés
1st Stages 2 & 3
1st Stage 2 Sachsen-Tour
2nd Overall Oddset-Rundfahrt
2nd Overall Circuit Franco-Belge
3rd Overall Regio-Tour
1st Stage 1
3rd Rund um den Henninger Turm
3rd Tour de Rijke
3rd Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen
3rd Omloop van het Houtland
1st Stage 4 Tour de Langkawi
1st Praha–Karlovy Vary–Praha
1st Stage 7 Volta a Portugal
2nd Coppa Bernocchi
7th Overall Course de la Solidarité Olympique
1st Stage 5
1st Stage 4 Giro di Sardegna
2nd Coppa Bernocchi

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Trek Factory Racing (TFR) – USA". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Westemeyer, Susan (9 November 2009). "Hondo returns to ProTour with Lampre". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). Retrieved 4 January 2012. 

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