Ondřej Sosenka

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Ondřej Sosenka
Sosenka in TDP2004.jpg
Personal information
Full name Ondřej Sosenka
Born (1975-12-09) 9 December 1975 (age 39)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Team information
Current team Retired
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
2000
2001–2003
2004–2006
2008
PSK - Unit Expert
CCC
Acqua e Sapone
PSK Whirlpool - Author
Major wins
Hour record 2005 until 2014
Infobox last updated on
18 September 2014

Ondřej Sosenka (born on December 9, 1975 in Prague) is a Czech professional cyclist who last rode for the UCI Professional Continental team PSK Whirlpool-Author. He won the Peace Race in 2002. He broke the nine-year old UCI hour record on July 19, 2005 in Moscow, Russia, riding 49.7 kilometres (30.9 mi) in one hour.

Biography[edit]

Sosenka was known as one of the largest professional cyclists competing in Europe. Standing 200 centimetres (79 in) tall, he weighs 83 to 90 kilograms and rides a track bicycle with 190 millimetres (7.5 in) cranks. For his 2005 hour record attempt, he used a custom carbon fiber bicycle manufactured by Francesco Moser cycles.

In 2006, he won the Czech Republic national time trial championships and following this the two-man time trial Duo Normand with Radek Blahut.

Doping[edit]

Sosenska was excluded from the 2001 Peace Race after failing a hematocrit test prior to the event.[1][2]

In June 2008, he tested positive for the banned stimulant methamphetamine and its metabolites during his national time trial championships, and received a suspension which ended his career.[3]

Sosenka's doping history and otherwise relatively unnotable career has caused some to cast doubt on the nature of his hour record,[4] which was beaten by Jens Voigt on 18 September 2014, who used a non-standard (track)racing bike like Sosenka did.[5]

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Records
Preceded by
Chris Boardman
UCI hour record (49.700 km)
19 July 2005 – 18 September 2014
Succeeded by
Jens Voigt