László Bodrogi

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László Bodrogi
2011 UCI Road World Championship - László Bodrogi.jpg
Bodrogi during the time trials at the 2011 UCI Road World Championships
Personal information
Full name László Bodrogi
Born (1976-12-11) December 11, 1976 (age 38)
Budapest, Hungary
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 79 kg (174 lb)
Team information
Current team Team Novo Nordisk
Discipline Road and track
Role Rider
Rider type Time-trialist
Amateur team(s)
1991 FTC
1992 BVSC-Intertraverz
1993 KSI
1994 Stollwerck-FTC
1995–1996 AC Bisontine
1997–1998 VC Vaux-en-Velin
1999 CCC Étupes
1999 Saint-Quentin-Oktos-MBK (stagiaire)
Professional team(s)
2000–2002 Mapei-Quick Step
2003–2004 Quick Step-Davitamon
2005–2008 Crédit Agricole
2009–2010 Team Katusha
2011–2012 Team Type 1-Sanofi Aventis
Major wins
MaillotHungary.png National Road Race Champion (2003, 2004, 2006)
MaillotHungary.png National Time-Trial Champion (2002, 2006, 2007, 2008)
Tour of Austria (2006)
Tour de Luxembourg (2005)
GP Eddy Merckx (2002)
Infobox last updated on
24 August 2012
The native form of this personal name is Bodrogi László. This article uses the Western name order.

László Bodrogi (born 11 December 1976 in Budapest, Hungary) is a French former professional road bicycle racer from Hungary, specializing in the individual time trial.

Biography[edit]

László was born in 1976 in Budapest, Hungary. His father, László Bodrogi, managed his career from his childhood.

Early success in Hungary[edit]

In the nineties, Hungarian bicycle manufacturer Schwinn-Csepel (successor of Csepel) was his main sponsor. In turn, he was the main athlete of the company. Among other products, he tested and raced the Schwinn-Csepel magnesium alloy road frame. He competed in various Hungarian teams, including FTC (1991), BVSC-Intertraverz (1992), KSI (1993) and Stollwerck-FTC (1994).

Moving to France[edit]

In 1995, after his father got a job as a doctor in France, László settled down in France and started training in the AC Bisontine team. He quit his university studies to devote his life to his sports career. After a fruitful season in 1996, he was invited to VC Lyon (VC Vaux-en-Velin), the youth team of Festina. After Festina was shaken by the doping scandals of the Tour de France, Laszlo got little attention from the team. He moved on to CCC Étupes in 1999.

Professional career[edit]

In 2000, he started his professional cycling career in Mapei-Quick Step and won the bronze in the world championship. In 2007, he scored the best result of the Hungarian cycling history by winning the silver medal in the same discipline after Fabian Cancellara.

He raced in the Tour de France in 2005 and finished in 119th place.[1] To date, he is the only Hungarian cyclist to participate in the Tour.

After gaining French citizenship in 2008, he rides for France now. Consequently, he resigned from participating in the Hungarian championship. Between 1997 and 2008, he won the national road champion title three and the individual time trial champion title ten times.

He suffered a leg injury at the Tour of Germany in 2008, resulting in an 8-month recovery period.[2] After Credit Agricole ceased sponsoring its cycling team, László joined the Katusha team. In 2010, he started preparing for the world championship, although the riders are not qualified yet.

He lives with his family in Ney. He is married to a French woman, Catherine, and has two children.

Major wins[edit]

2000
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg UCI Road World Championship Time Trial
Duo Normand (with Daniele Nardello)
2002
1st MaillotHungary.png National Time Trial championships
1st Stage 4b, Danmark Rundt
1st Eddy Merckx Grand Prix
1st Prologue, Paris–Nice
2nd Grand Prix des Nations
2nd Dwars door Vlaanderen
2nd Memorial Fausto Coppi
3rd Overall, Danmark Rundt
2003
1st MaillotHungary.png National Road Race Championships
2nd, Paris–Brussels
2nd, Eddy Merckx Grand Prix
2004
1st MaillotHungary.png National Road Race Championships
1st Stage 3b, Three Days of De Panne
2005
1st Overall, Tour de Luxembourg
2nd Tour de Vendée
2006
1st Stage 6, Tour of Austria (Österreich Rundfahrt)
1st MaillotHungary.png National Road Race Championships
1st MaillotHungary.png National Time Trial championships
2007
1st MaillotHungary.png National Time Trial championships
1st, Chrono des Herbiers
2nd Silver medal blank.svg UCI Road World Championship Time Trial
2008
1st MaillotHungary.png National Time Trial Championships
2010
3rd NationalTime Trial Championship
2011
5th Paris-Tours
2012
3rd Overall, Tour du Poitou-Charentes

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