Danilo Hondo

Danilo Hondo (born 4 January 1974) is a former German professional road bicycle racer.[1] He won the German National Road Race in 2002.[2] He competed in the men's team pursuit at the 1996 Summer Olympics.[3]

Danilo Hondo
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Hondo at the 2008 German National Road Race Championshisp.
Personal information
Full nameDanilo Hondo
Born (1974-01-04) 4 January 1974 (age 46)
Guben, East Germany
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight75 kg (165 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
Rider typeSprinter
Professional teams
1999–2003Team Telekom
2007Tinkoff Credit Systems
2009PSK Whirlpool–Author
2010–2012Lampre–Farnese Vini
Major wins
Grand Tours
Giro d'Italia
2 individual stages (2001)

One-Day Races and Classics

National Road Race Championship (2002)

He was banned from professional cycling and then later won his appeal to return to the sport. From January 2015 to May 2019, Hondo worked as a coach for the Swiss cycling federation, first for the under-23 squad and then with the elite. He owns a bike shop on the island of Majorca.[4]

Hondo was born in Guben, Brandenburg.


In 2005 Hondo was suspended and fired after testing positive for carphedon at the 2005 Vuelta a Murcia. Originally suspended for two years, Hondo's suspension was cut to 1 year in June 2005. In January 2006, Hondo had his ban extended to 2 years when he lost his appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. In March 2006, has won his appeal in civil court, which gave Hondo an early end to his suspension. In 2009, he signed for a 3-year contract for Lampre–Farnese Vini.[5]

Following revelations about blood doping by Erfurt-based doctor Mark Schmidt, Hondo confessed to having been a client of his in an interview with German broadcaster ARD on 12 May 2019. He said that he had paid €30,000 to Schmidt for blood transfusions in 2011. Hondo was subsequently fired by the Swiss federation.[6]

Major resultsEdit

1st   Team pursuit, UCI Track World Championships
3rd   Team pursuit, UCI Track World Championships
1st Stage 4 Vuelta Ciclista de Chile
Course de la Paix
1st Stages 1, 4 & 5
1st Stage 1 Regio-Tour
Course de la Paix
1st Stages 3 & 5
1st Stage 1b Tour of Sweden
Giro d'Italia
1st Stages 2 & 3
Held   after Stages 3–11
1st Tour de Berne
1st Stage 1 Three Days of De Panne
1st Stage 1 Danmark Rundt
1st Stage 4 Ronde van Nederland
1st   Points classification Paris–Nice
1st   Road race, National Road Championships
1st Stage 2 Volta a Catalunya
1st Stage 2 Rheinland-Pfalz Rundfahrt
1st Stage 3 Hessen-Rundfahrt
Course de la Paix
1st Stages 1 & 2
2nd Rund um Köln
1st Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli
1st Stage 1 Tour du Poitou-Charentes
1st Stage 5 Volta a Catalunya
2nd Overall Three Days of De Panne
1st Stage 1
2nd Rund um Köln
2nd Rund um den Henninger Turm
2nd Paris–Tours
3rd Trofeo Manacor
5th Overall Four Days of Dunkirk
1st Stage 5 (ITT)
6th Overall Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt
1st Stages 1, 2, 4 & 5
2nd Milan–San Remo
8th Overall Vuelta a Murcia
1st Stages 1 & 2
1st Omloop van de Vlaamse Scheldeboorden
1st Neuseen Classics
Course de la Paix
1st Stages 2 & 3
Circuito Montañés
1st Stages 2 & 3
1st Stage 2 Sachsen-Tour
2nd Overall Oddset–Rundfahrt
2nd Overall Circuit Franco-Belge
3rd Overall Regio-Tour
1st Stage 1
3rd Rund um den Henninger Turm
3rd Tour de Rijke
3rd Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen
3rd Omloop van het Houtland
1st Stage 4 Tour de Langkawi
1st Praha–Karlovy Vary–Praha
1st Stage 7 Volta a Portugal
2nd Coppa Bernocchi
7th Overall Course de la Solidarité Olympique
1st Stage 5
9th Tour of Flanders
1st Stage 4 Giro di Sardegna
2nd Coppa Bernocchi

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Trek Factory Racing (TFR) – USA". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 2 January 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2014.
  2. ^ "National Championship, Road, Elite, Germany". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
  3. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Danilo Hondo Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 5 March 2020.
  4. ^ Seppelt, Hajo; Mebus, Jörg; Bausch, Wolfgang; Winterfeldt, Jörg (12 May 2019). "Radsport: Cottbuser Ex-Profi Hondo gesteht Doping". sportschau.de (in German). Sportschau. Archived from the original on 13 May 2019. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  5. ^ Westemeyer, Susan (9 November 2009). "Hondo returns to ProTour with Lampre". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 4 January 2012.
  6. ^ "Ex-pro Danilo Hondo fired after blood doping confession". cyclingnews.com. 12 May 2019. Retrieved 13 May 2019.

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