Leif Hoste

Leif Hoste (born 17 July 1977) is a retired Belgian professional road racing cyclist, who last rode for UCI Professional Continental Team team Accent.jobs–Willems Veranda's.[1] Born in Kortrijk, Hoste's career highlights included winning two stages and the overall title at the 2006 Three Days of De Panne, the 2001, 2006 and 2007 Belgian national time trial championships, and a second-place finish at the 2004, 2006 and 2007 one-day classic Tour of Flanders.

Leif Hoste
Leif Hoste 2008.jpg
Hoste at the 2008 Eneco Tour.
Personal information
Full nameLeif Hoste
Born (1977-07-17) 17 July 1977 (age 43)
Kortrijk, Belgium
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight80 kg (176 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
Rider typeClassics specialist/Time-trialist
Amateur team
1997Mapei–GB (stagiaire)
Professional teams
1998Vlaanderen 2002–Eddy Merckx
2001–2002Domo–Farm Frites–Latexco
2005–2006Discovery Channel
2011Team Katusha
2012Accent.jobs–Willems Veranda's
Major wins
National Time Trial Champion (2001, 2006, 2007)

At the 2006 Paris–Roubaix, after finishing second, Hoste was disqualified by the race jury for illegally riding through a closed level crossing along with Peter Van Petegem and Vladimir Gusev (who were also disqualified).

On 29 March 2013, the Belgian cycling federation began a doping case against Hoste.[2] On 13 July 2014 it was confirmed by the UCI that Hoste had been banned for two years until 29 December 2015 for biological passport irregularities.[3]

Major resultsEdit


  1. ^ "Hoste joins Accent.jobs-Willems Veranda's for 2012". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 29 November 2011. Retrieved 3 January 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Belgian cycling body opens Hoste doping case". SuperSport. MultiChoice. 29 March 2013. Retrieved 30 March 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ UCI (10 July 2014). "UCI Doping Suspensions". UCI.ch. Archived from the original on 15 July 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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