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)
PSK - Unit Expert
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.


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.


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