Daniel Becke

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Daniel Becke at the Germany Tour 2006 in Düsseldorf

Daniel Becke (* 12. March 1978 in Erfurt ) is a former German cyclist , who in track cycling Olympic champion , two-time world champion and world record holder and road cycling multiple Tour de France was participant.


Daniel Becke began cycling in 1989 at RSC Turbine Erfurt . He first developed into a successful track cyclist who became German champion several times, won world cup races, won the team pursuit title with the German national team at the 1999 and 2000 World Rail Championships and was Olympic champion in the same discipline in 2000 . At the Olympic Games, the German team also set a new world record in 3: 59.710 minutes. He was awarded the Silver Laurel Leaf for winning the gold medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics.

After his Olympic victory, Becke focused on road cycling and joined the Coast team in 2001 . He took part in the Tour de France 2003 as a helper to the later runner-up Jan Ullrich and finished the race on 145th. In 2004 he switched to the Spanish Illes Balears team and competed for them two more times on the tour: in 2004 he had to end the tour early. In 2005 , on the ninth stage, he crashed into a rock face at 57 km / h after misjudging a hairpin. He was still able to finish the tour in 152nd place.

In 2007, Becke called for an anti-doping law in a petition to the German Bundestag , as he felt that his fundamental rights to freedom of action and occupational freedom had been violated by the manipulation of the competition.

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


Becke (left) as vice world champion 1998 in the team pursuit, with Christian Lademann , Robert Bartko and Guido Fulst (from left to right)


  • MaillotAllemania.svg numerous German and international youth and junior championship titles
  • Military world champion - one's pursuit
  • MaillotAllemania.svg German champion - one's pursuit



Grand Tour placements

Grand Tour 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Maglia Rosa Giro d'Italia - - - - -
Yellow jersey Tour de France - 145 DNF 152 -
Golden jersey Vuelta a España 124 - - - DNF
Legend: DNF: did not finish , abandoned or withdrawn from the race due to timeout.


Individual evidence

  1. World records in track cycling (men). (PDF) uci.ch, accessed on December 28, 2014 .
  2. Bulletin 12-1 of the Federal Government of February 4, 2001: Address by Federal President Johannes Rau on the occasion of the award of the Silver Laurel Leaf to the medal winners of the 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games
  3. Drive to serve. tagesspiegel.de, July 22, 2005, accessed December 28, 2014 .
  4. Becke calls for harsher penalties for doping offenses. radsport-news.com, August 1, 2007, accessed December 28, 2014 .

Web links

Commons : Daniel Becke  - Collection of images, videos and audio files