Kirk O'Bee

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Kirk O'Bee

Kirk O'Bee (born April 9, 1977 in Ada, Michigan) is a former professional road racing cyclist from the United States. He won two national championships – in 1997 the USPRO pursuit championship, and in 2001 the USPRO criterium championship.

Doping[edit]

In 2002, O'Bee was suspended for a year after testing at the 2001 US championship showed an elevated testosterone-to-epitestosterone ratio.[1] O'Bee said the positive drug test "resulted from a special training regimen recommended by his coach, which involved dietary supplements and exercise."[2]

O'Bee was fired by the Bissell team on July 31, 2009 for a doping violation.[3] On October 7, 2010, the United States Anti-Doping Agency handed O'Bee a lifetime ban for EPO usage. All results he obtained after October 3, 2005 were vacated.[4]

Career accomplishments[edit]

1997
1st – track pursuit,( United States National Pursuit Champion)
1999 Mapei - Quick Step
1st – Hasselt-Spa-Hasselt
1st – Lys Lez Lannoy
1st – Dunquerke-Wacuhal (Espoir)
1st – two stages, Tour de Mosselle
1st – points jersey, Tour de Mosselle
2000 – U.S. Postal Service Pro Cycling Team
2001 – Navigators Insurance Cycling Team
1st United States United States National Criterium Championships
2002 – Navigators Insurance Cycling Team
1st – GP Pino Cerami
1st – GP de la ville de Rennes
1st, Sprint Competition – Sea Otter Classic
2003 – Navigators Insurance Cycling Team
2004 – Navigators Insurance Cycling Team
2005 – Navigators Insurance Cycling Team
1st Overall – Tour de Delta
1st Stage 4 – Cascade Classic
1st Stage 6 – Cascade Classic
1st Stage 2 – Tour de Delta
1st – Tour de White Rock Road Race
1st Overall – Canada Cup Road Race Series
KOMRonde van Drenthe
KOM – Tour de White Rock
2nd – Ronde van Drenthe
5th – USPRO Championship
2006 – Health Net Pro Cycling Team Presented by Maxxis

: 1st overall – Tour de Taiwan

1st, Stage 5 – Tour de Taiwan
2007 – Health Net Pro Cycling Team Presented by Maxxis

: 1st stage 2 – Nature Valley Grand Prix

1st stage 4 – Nature Valley Grand Prix
1st stage 5 – Cascade Classic
1st – Tour de Gastown
1st – Giro di Burnaby
1st United States United States National Criterium Championships

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