Last August, Ondrej Cink was the youngest starter at the London’s Olympic bike race at an age of 21 years. And the rider from the Czech Republic showed a courageous race aboard his MERIDA Ninety-Nine: Cink crossed the line in 14th and considers this result as the highlight of his career so far. As Ondrej finished the year in 21st position of the World ranking, it’s clear there were some other strong performances as well: In Saalfelden, Cink crowned himself as the under23 World Cross Country Champion, and he also won the under23 Worldcup races in Nove Mesto and Houffalize, ending up in 5th in the overall standings. Asked about his strength and weaknesses, Cink points at the fact that he keeps a cool head in decisive phases of races, and he’s also strong on long, steep climbs, while he sees room to improve regarding his bike handling skills. Asked about his idol in sports, Ondrej points at Usain Bolt rather than at his compatriot and Olympic champion Jaroslav Kulhavy. And speaking of Olympic games, Ondrej Cink wants to move up into the top of the elite category until Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic games in 2016.


worldranking 21

size 178 cm

weight 65 kg

place of residence Rokycany (CZE)

date of birth 07.12.1990

learned job Car mechanic

coach Milan Spešný

hobbies Cycling, Coffee and TV

marital state Single

twitter @ondrejcink


2012 World champion Cross Country under 23, European champion Cross Country under 23, 4th at Czech national championships elite, 14th at London’s Olympic games, under23 Worldcup results: Winner in Nove Mesto and Houffalize, 4th in la Bresse, 5th in Pietermaritzburg, 10th in Val d’Isère, 5th in overall standings

2011 5th at European championships Cross Country under 23, Czech national champion Cross Country under23, under23 Worldcup results: 2nd in Nove Mesto, 7th in Offenburg, 12th in Dalby Forest, 14th in Val di Sole

2010 Bronze medal at World championshops team relay, 14th at European championships Cross Country under23