Bo Hamburger

Bo Hamburger ( born May 24, 1970 in Frederiksberg ) is a retired Danish professional cyclist.

Sports career

Bo Hamburger began at the age of eight years with the cycling. 1987 Bo Hamburger Danish vice-champion in the junior road race, a year later, he was ranked third. In 1991 he received his first contract with a professional team. The greatest success was obtained in 2000 Danish road championship, the same year he won a stage of Paris - Nice. He also won the 1998 Flèche Wallonne. Eight times he competed in the Tour de France; In 1994 he won the eighth stage. His best finish in the standings was the 13th place in 1996, a total of four times he came in the top 20, 2004 in Hamburg launched at the Olympic Games in Athens in the road race and was ranked 23

2006 Bo Hamburger stepped back from active cycling.


In the 1999 Tour de France Hamburger had been tested positive after the prologue to cortisone, but had later presented a vordatiertes certificate as a relief. On March 19, 2001 Bo Hamburger tested positive after the Flèche Wallonne on the blood doping agent EPO, but he denied any drug-taking. He was the first driver who was transferred by means of a novel detection method for EPO. In 2005, B samples of the Tour de France the years were examined in 1998 and 1999 with a refined method for research on EPO, the samples were anonymized. A sample could be assigned to Bo Hamburger, but a penalty in hindsight was not possible.

After years of denial finally admitted Bo Hamburger years of doping in 2007. The Dane admitted in his autobiography, published in late 2007, in the years 1995 to 1997 - to have systematically doped with EPO - like all the top drivers in his statement. He himself had begun after an injury in 1995 with EPO doping: " Cycling has meant so much to me that I would have sold my wife Sanne in my career to achieve my goal. So why not take EPO? "


Hamburg is married and has three children (2012 ).