Hossein Askari

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Hossein Askari
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Personal information
Full nameHossein Askari
Born (1975-03-23) March 23, 1975 (age 47)
Khomeyn, Iran
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Professional teams
2005–2007Giant Asia Racing Team
2008–2013Tabriz Petrochemical Team
2014Ayandeh Continental Team
2015–2016Pishgaman–Giant
Major wins
Kerman Tour (2005)
Tour de Indonesia (2005)
Tour of Azerbaijan (2007, 2008)
National Time Trial Championships (2007, 2010, 2011, 2015)
Tour de Brunei (2012)

Hossein Askari (Persian: حسین عسگری, born March 23, 1975 in Khomeyn) is an Iranian former professional racing cyclist, who competed professionally between 2005 and 2016 for the Giant Asia Racing Team, Tabriz Petrochemical Team, Ayandeh Continental Team and Pishgaman–Giant teams. During his career, Askari was suspended for one year for doping in 2013 and 2014.

Doping[edit]

Askari tested positive for methylhexaneamine during the 2013 Tour de Singkarak and was given a one year suspension.[1]

Major results[edit]

1999
6th Overall Tour of Saudi Arabia
2000
9th Tour of Azerbaijan
2001
3rd Overall Tour of Saudi Arabia
2002
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Team pursuit, Asian Games
8th Overall Tour of Saudi Arabia
2004
2nd Silver medal asia.svg Time trial, Asian Road Championships
2nd Silver medal asia.svg Individual pursuit, Asian Track Championships
2nd Overall Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey
2005
1st Overall Kerman Tour
1st Overall Tour de Indonesia
1st Stage 3
1st Prologue Tour of Azerbaijan (Iran)
Asian Road Championships
2nd Silver medal asia.svg Time trial
6th Road race
2nd Silver medal asia.svg Individual pursuit, Asian Track Championships
8th Overall Tour de East Java
8th Overall Tour de Taiwan
2006
2nd Overall 2005–06 UCI Asia Tour
Asian Games
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Team time trial
7th Road race
2nd Time trial, National Road Championships
2nd Overall Tour of Thailand
2nd Overall Kerman Tour
1st Stages 2 & 4
2nd Overall Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey
2nd Overall Tour de East Java
2nd Overall Tour of Qinghai Lake
4th Road race, Asian Road Championships
4th Overall Tour of Azerbaijan (Iran)
1st Stage 2
2007
1st MaillotIran.png Time trial, National Road Championships
1st Overall 2006–07 UCI Asia Tour
1st Overall Tour of Azerbaijan (Iran)
1st Stage 2
1st Stage 2 Kerman Tour
Asian Road Championships
2nd Silver medal asia.svg Road race
2nd Silver medal asia.svg Time trial
2nd Overall Jelajah Malaysia
1st Stage 4
3rd Overall Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey
1st Mountains classification
3rd Overall Tour de East Java
3rd Overall Milad De Nour Tour
6th Overall Tour of Siam
6th Overall Tour de Hokkaido
10th Overall Tour de Langkawi
2008
1st MaillotIran.png Time trial, National Road Championships
1st Overall 2007–08 UCI Asia Tour
1st Overall International Emirates Post Tour
1st Overall Tour of Azerbaijan (Iran)
1st Stages 2 (TTT) & 6
3rd Overall Tour of Qinghai Lake
4th Overall Jelajah Malaysia
1st Mountains classification
1st Stage 6
4th Overall Tour de East Java
9th Overall International Presidency Tour
2009
1st Stage 1 International Presidency Tour
2nd Overall Tour of Azerbaijan (Iran)
3rd Overall Tour de East Java
4th Overall Jelajah Malaysia
4th Overall Tour de Indonesia
1st Stage 1 (TTT)
5th Overall Milad De Nour Tour
7th Road race, Asian Road Championships
2010
1st MaillotIran.png Time trial, National Road Championships
1st Overall International Presidency Tour
1st Stage 4
1st Overall Tour of Qinghai Lake
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Tour de Singkarak
2nd Silver medal asia.svg Time trial, Asian Road Championships
2nd Overall Tour de Singkarak
3rd Overall Tour de Langkawi
3rd Overall Tour of Azerbaijan (Iran)
5th Overall Tour of China
10th Mumbai Cyclothon
2011
1st MaillotIran.png Time trial, National Road Championships
2nd Overall Tour of Azerbaijan (Iran)
1st Stage 3
Asian Road Championships
3rd Bronze medal asia.svg Road race
3rd Bronze medal asia.svg Time trial
4th Overall Milad De Nour Tour
6th Overall Tour of Qinghai Lake
7th Overall International Presidency Tour
8th Overall Tour de Langkawi
8th Overall Kerman Tour
2012
1st Overall Tour de Brunei
1st Stage 2
3rd Bronze medal asia.svg Time trial, Asian Road Championships
3rd Overall Tour of Azerbaijan (Iran)
5th Overall Tour of Qinghai Lake
2013
4th Overall Tour de Filipinas
4th Overall Tour of Borneo
7th Overall Tour de Singkarak[2]
1st Stage 1
2014
2nd Overall Tour de Ijen
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Time trial, Asian Games
2015
Asian Cycling Championships
1st Gold medal asia.svg Road race
1st Gold medal asia.svg Time trial
1st MaillotIran.png Time trial, National Road Championships
2nd Overall Tour de Taiwan[3]
3rd Overall Tour of Japan
3rd Overall Tour de Singkarak
1st Stage 6
5th Overall Tour of Fuzhou
6th Overall Tour de Filipinas
1st Mountains classification
6th Overall Tour of Iran (Azerbaijan)
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stage 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ UCI (10 July 2014). "UCI Doping Suspensions". UCI.ch.
  2. ^ UCI (10 July 2014). "UCI Doping Suspensions". UCI.ch. Archived from the original on 15 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Pourseyedigolakhour wins Tour de Taiwan overall". cyclingnews.com. 26 March 2015. Retrieved 27 March 2015.

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