|Full name||Ondřej Sosenka|
9 December 1975 |
|PSK - Unit Expert
Acqua e Sapone
PSK Whirlpool - Author
|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.
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.
Sosenka's doping history and otherwise relatively unnotable career has caused some to cast doubt on the nature of his hour record, which was beaten by Jens Voigt on 18 September 2014, who used a non-standard (track)racing bike like Sosenka did.
- Cycling News, May 2001, Peace race expels four
- ProCycling - Bike Radar, Save the hour record
- Czech cyclist Ondrej Sosenka tests positive
- Farrelly, Tony (2014-05-11). "Hour Record regulations "modernised and simplified" by UCI". Road.cc. Retrieved 16 August 2014.
- "Voigt breaks world hour record". Cyclingnews.com (Future plc). 18 September 2014. Retrieved 18 September 2014.
|UCI hour record (49.700 km)
19 July 2005 – 18 September 2014