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 36)
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
1999–2000
2001–2002
2003–2004
2005–2006
2007–2010
2011
2012
Vlaanderen 2002
Mapei-Quick Step
Domo-Farm Frites
Lotto-Domo
Discovery Channel
Predictor-Lotto
Team Katusha
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]

1998
1st Stage 1 Tour de l'Avenir
1st Stage 3 Circuito Montañés
1999
5th Overall Tour Trans-Canada
6th Grand Prix Eddy Merckx
9th Duo Normand
2000
1st Stage 3 Tour de Wallonie
3rd National Time Trial Championships
7th Grand Prix Eddy Merckx
2001
1st MaillotBélgica.PNG National Time Trial Championships
2002
9th Sparkassen Giro Bochum
2003
2nd National Time Trial Championships
2nd Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne
3rd GP Eddy Merckx
2004
2nd Tour of Flanders
2nd Overall Tour de l'Ain
3rd National Time Trial Championships
6th Brussels–Ingooigem
6th Druivenkoers Overijse
8th Grand Prix Eddy Merckx
2005
3rd Overall Eneco Tour of Benelux
2006
1st MaillotBélgica.PNG National Time Trial Championships
1st Overall Three Days of De Panne
1st Mountains competition
1st Stages 1 & 4 (ITT)
2nd Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne
2nd Tour of Flanders (DSQ)
2nd Eindhoven Team Time Trial
5th E3 Prijs Vlaanderen
2007
1st MaillotBélgica.PNG National Time Trial Championships
2nd Tour of Flanders
3rd Overall Tour of Belgium
4th Overall Eneco Tour
7th Overall Tour of Qatar
2008
2nd National Time Trial Championships
6th Paris–Roubaix
7th Omloop Het Volk
2009
4th Paris–Roubaix
8th Overall Three Days of De Panne
2010
3rd National Time Trial Championships
8th Paris–Roubaix
2011
7th Dwars door Vlaanderen

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Leif Hoste at Trap-Friis.dk. Archive copy at the Wayback Machine (archived 24 May 2011)