Robert Förstemann

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Robert Förstemann
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Personal information
Full name Robert Förstemann
Born (1986-03-05) 5 March 1986 (age 28)
Greiz, Germany
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 90 kg (200 lb; 14 st)
Team information
Discipline Track
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter
Infobox last updated on
26 February 2014

Robert Förstemann (born 5 March 1986) is a German track cyclist specialising in the sprint disciplines and world champion in team sprint in 2010.

Career[edit]

Race results[edit]

Date Placing Event Competition Location Country
2004 3 Team sprint[N 1] National championships Leipzig  Germany
25 July 2005 3 Team sprint[N 2] European Track Championships Fiorenzuola  Italy
August 2005 3 Team sprint[N 3] National championships Hamburg  Germany
11 December 2005 3 Team sprint[N 4] World Cup Manchester  United Kingdom
19 August 2006 3 Team sprint[N 5] National championships Cottbus  Germany
25 February 2007 2 Team sprint[N 6] World Cup Manchester  United Kingdom
29 March 2007 3 Team sprint[N 7] World Championships Palma de Mallorca  Spain
23 August 2007 2 Team sprint[N 8] National championships Berlin  Germany
26 August 2007 3 Sprint National championships Berlin  Germany
30 November 2007 2 Team sprint[N 9] World Cup Sydney  Australia
28 August 2008 2 Team sprint[N 10] National championships Büttgen  Germany
29 August 2008 1 1 km time trial National championships Büttgen  Germany
30 August 2008 1 Sprint National championships Büttgen  Germany
11 December 2008 1 Team sprint[N 11] World Cup Cali  Colombia
25 March 2009 3 Team sprint[N 12] World Championships Pruszków  Poland
8 July 2009 1 Team sprint[N 13] National championships Erfurt  Germany
1 November 2009 3 Team sprint[N 14] World Cup Manchester  United Kingdom
11 December 2009 2 Sprint World Cup Cali  Colombia
12 December 2009 2 Team sprint[N 15] World Cup Cali  Colombia
24 March 2010 1 Team sprint[N 16] World Championships Ballerup  Denmark
19 February 2012 3 Sprint World Cup London  United Kingdom
18 October 2013 1 Team sprint[N 17] European Track Championships Apeldoorn  Netherlands
19 October 2013 2 Sprint European Track Championships Apeldoorn  Netherlands
  1. ^ The other riders on the squad were Sebastian Döhrer and Dominik Harzheim
  2. ^ The other riders on the squad were Daniel Giese and Marco Jager
  3. ^ The other riders on the squad were Sascha Jäger and Alexander Lesser
  4. ^ The other riders on the squad were Maximilian Levy and Benjamin Wittmann
  5. ^ The other riders on the squad were Sebastian Döhrer and René Enders
  6. ^ The other riders on the squad were Matthias John and Michael Seidenbecher
  7. ^ The other riders on the squad were Maximilian Levy and Stefan Nimke
  8. ^ The other riders on the squad were Carsten Bergemann and Benjamin Wittmann
  9. ^ The other riders on the squad were Matthias John and Stefan Nimke
  10. ^ The other riders on the squad were Stefan Nimke and Benjamin Wittmann
  11. ^ The other riders on the squad were Carsten Bergemann and Stefan Nimke
  12. ^ The other riders on the squad were René Enders and Stefan Nimke
  13. ^ The other riders on the squad were Carsten Bergemann and Sascha Hübner
  14. ^ The other riders on the squad were Stefan Nimke and Tobias Wachter
  15. ^ The other riders on the squad were Maximilian Levy and Mathias Stumpf
  16. ^ The other riders on the squad were Maximilian Levy and Stefan Nimke
  17. ^ The other riders on the squad were Maximilian Levy and Rene Enders

Olympics 2012[edit]

The German Olympic team used a loophole in the International Cycling Union (UCI) regulations to include Förstemann as an additional member of their 2012 sprint cycling team.[1] He was also included in the German team for the mountain bike event.

Physique[edit]

In July 2012, a photograph of Förstemann's legs was widely circulated by the world's media during the 2012 Summer Olympics.[2][3] Described as a 'quad off' with Olympic team-mate André Greipel, the photo showed his "freakishly large vein-laden muscles",[2] compared with the legs of the road cyclist. His thighs were measured at 34 inches around.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gallagher, Brendan (2 August 2012). "Sir Chris Hoy sets the wheels turning in the hunt for Olympic gold". Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Horlock, Alex (30 July 2012). "After those freaky cyclists' thighs, what about the swimmer with WATERWINGS?". Mailonline.com. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Roberts, Christine (30 July 2012). "The thigh’s the limit! Olympic athletes Robert Forstemann and Andre Griepel compete in ‘quad-off’". Daily News (New York). Retrieved 2 August 2012. 

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