Volodymyr Bileka

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Volodymyr Bileka
Personal information
Full name Volodymyr Bileka
Володимир Білека
Born (1979-02-06) February 6, 1979 (age 38)
Drohobych, Ukraine
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
2002–2004 Landbouwkrediet–Colnago
2005–2007 Discovery Channel
2008 Silence–Lotto
2010–2011 Amore & Vita–Conad
2012 Konya–Torku Şekerspor

Volodymyr Bileka (Ukrainian: Володимир Білека, born 6 February 1979 in Drohobych) is a Ukrainian professional road bicycle racer. He rode for Discovery Channel between 2005 and 2007. As with teammate and compatriot Yaroslav Popovych, he showed promise by winning numerous races as a junior before turning professional.

Doping cases[edit]

On May 3, 2008 Bileka sent a letter to Silence–Lotto team management announcing his resignation from the team due to personal reasons, later revealed to be a positive test for EPO that resulted in a two-year ban.[1][2] He made a comeback in professional cycling in 2010, riding for lower ranked teams. In 2012, while riding for Torku Şeker Spor, he tested positive for pseudoephedrine at the first stage of Tour of Trakya. He is now under a four-year-long suspension that will end 1 July 2016.[3]

Major results[edit]

2002 – Landbouwkrediet–Colnago
Porec Trophy 1
2005 – Discovery Channel
Circuit de la Sarthe
3rd, Overall
2nd, Points Classification
Volta ao Algarve
9th, Overall
3rd, Ukrainian National Time Trial
2006 – Discovery Channel
3rd, Ukrainian National Time Trial

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bileka resigns from Silence-Lotto". cyclingnews.com. May 6, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Bileka resigned due to positive EPO control". cyclingnews.com. December 28, 2008. 
  3. ^ UCI (10 July 2014). "UCI Doping Suspensions". UCI.ch. 

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