Ondřej Sosenka

Ondřej Sosenka

Ondřej Sosenka, Tour de Pologne 2004
Personal information
Full name Ondřej Sosenka
Born (1975-12-09) 9 December 1975
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Team information
Current team Retired
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
2000 PSK - Unit Expert
2001–2003 CCC
2004–2006 Acqua e Sapone
2008 PSK Whirlpool - Author
Major wins
Hour record 2005 until 2014
Infobox last updated on
18 September 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.


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.


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]

See also


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