Leif Hoste

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Leif Hoste
Leif Hoste 2008.jpg
Hoste at the 2008 Eneco Tour.
Personal information
Full name Leif Hoste
Born (1977-07-17) 17 July 1977 (age 37)
Kortrijk, Belgium
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Classics specialist/Time-trialist
Amateur team(s)
1997 Mapei-GB (stagiaire)
Professional team(s)
1998 Vlaanderen 2002
1999–2000 Mapei-Quick Step
2001–2002 Domo-Farm Frites
2003–2004 Lotto-Domo
2005–2006 Discovery Channel
2007–2010 Predictor-Lotto
2011 Team Katusha
2012 Accent.jobs-Willems Veranda's
Major wins
National Time Trial Champion (2001, 2006, 2007)
Infobox last updated on
30 March 2013

Leif Hoste (born 17 July 1977) is a retired Belgian professional road racing cyclist, who last rode for UCI Professional Continental Team team Accent.jobs-Willems Veranda's.[1] Born in Kortrijk, Hoste's career highlights included winning two stages and the overall title at the 2006 Three Days of De Panne, the 2001, 2006 and 2007 Belgian national time trial championships, and a second place finish at the 2004, 2006 and 2007 one-day classic Tour of Flanders.

At the 2006 Paris–Roubaix, after finishing second, Hoste was disqualified by the race jury for illegally riding though a closed level crossing along with Peter Van Petegem and Vladimir Gusev (who were also disqualified).

On 29 March 2013, the Belgian cycling federation began a doping case against Hoste.[2] On 13 July 2014 it was confirmed by the UCI that Hoste had been banned for two years until 29 December 2015 for Biological passport irregularities.[3]

Major achievements[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hoste joins Accent.jobs-Willems Veranda's for 2012". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 29 November 2011. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Belgian cycling body opens Hoste doping case". SuperSport (MultiChoice). 29 March 2013. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  3. ^ UCI (10 July 2014). "UCI Doping Suspensions". UCI.ch. 

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