Ondřej Sosenka

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Ondřej Sosenka
Sosenka in TDP2004.jpg
Ondřej Sosenka, 2004 Tour de Pologne
Personal information
Full nameOndřej Sosenka
Born (1975-12-09) 9 December 1975 (age 43)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Height2.00 m (6 ft 6 12 in)
Weight82 kg (181 lb; 12 st 13 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad, track
RoleRider
Professional team(s)
2000PSK - Unit Expert
2001–2003CCC
2004–2006Acqua e Sapone
2007CK Pribram Bei
2008PSK Whirlpool - Author
Major wins
Hour record 2005 until 2014

Ondřej Sosenka (born 9 December 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 five-year-old UCI hour record on 19 July 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 cm (6 ft 6 12 in) tall, he weighs 83 to 90 kg (183 to 198 lb) and rides a track bicycle with 190 mm (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]

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.[1]

Major Results[edit]

1997
1st Stage 3 Hessen-Rundfahrt
3rd Liège-Bastogne-Liège U23
1998
National Road Championships
1st MaillotRepúblicaCheca.PNG Time trial
3rd Road race
1999
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Okolo Slovenska
2000
1st MaillotRepúblicaCheca.PNG Time trial, National Road Championships
1st Stage 10 Peace Race
2001
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Course de Solidarność et des Champions Olympiques
1st Stage 4b
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de Pologne
1st Stage 8
1st MaillotRepúblicaCheca.PNG Time trial, National Road Championships
2002
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Peace Race
1st Stages 4 & 10
1st Stage 5 Course de Solidarność et des Champions Olympiques
3rd Overall Tour de Luxembourg
5th Overall Tour de Pologne
1st Stage 8
National Road Championships
1st MaillotRepúblicaCheca.PNG Time trial
3rd Road race
2003
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Okolo Slovenska
1st Stages 4 & 5 (ITT)
2nd Overall Peace Race
1st Stage 4
3rd Time trial, National Road Championships
9th Overall Tour de Suisse
2004
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de Pologne
1st Stage 8 (ITT)
3rd Firenze-Pistoia
10th Overall Vuelta a Burgos
10th Milano-Torino
National Road Championships
1st MaillotRepúblicaCheca.PNG Road race
2nd Time trial
2005
1st MaillotRepúblicaCheca.PNG Time trial, National Road Championships
1st Stage 3b Tour of Belgium (ITT)
1st Chrono des Nations
5th Overall International UNIQA Classic
1st Prologue
UCI hour record 49.700 km
2006
1st MaillotRepúblicaCheca.PNG Time trial, National Road Championships
1st Duo Normand (with Radek Blahut)
2007
9th Duo Normand (with Jan Novák)

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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