Daniel Becke

Daniel Becke (born 12 March 1978 in Erfurt ) is a former German professional racing driver, who not only drove road cycling race, but was also one of the most successful German track cyclists.


Daniel Becke started competitive cycling at the 1989 RSC Turbine Erfurt. Before 2001, he was professional, he went from 1997 to 2000 for the amateur team TEAG Köstritzer. His first professional team was the German team Coast, which was dissolved during the preparation for the Tour de France 2003 after financial difficulties. Becke and other Coast riders, such as Jan Ullrich could switch to the new team Bianchi, with which he first took part in the Tour de France. End of 2003, Team Bianchi also dissolved and the time trial specialist Becke joined the Spanish team Illes Balears. In the 2005 Tour de France he raced on the ninth stage at 57 km / h in a rock wall after he had miscalculated before a bend. Since he was not wearing them serious injury, he was able to finish the tour anyway.

In 2006, Daniel Becke for a year to the newly formed Team Milram. Since 2007, he runs for the Thüringer Energie Team, which is from the team TEAG Köstritzer for which he was driven as an amateur for four years, emerged.

2007 called Becke in a petition to the German Parliament an anti -doping law because he feels hurt by the manipulations of the competition in his basic rights to action and freedom of occupation.

In September 2008, Daniel Becke has ended his career as an active cyclist.