Already at the age of 15 Robert started with competitive cycling in his then hometown Gera. There, his talent was recognised and encouraged early. In the year 2005 Robert became part of the German track bicycle national team. Since 2019 he is a member of the German Disabled Sports Association and rides as pilot for the visually impaired Kai Kruse with a tandem.
True to his motto “Success comes to those who are different”, Robert fought himself to the top of the track cyclists and holds track records in 7 countries worldwide. In the year 2010 he became world champion in team sprint. The biggest highlight of his career so far were the Olympic Games in London in 2012. There, the federal policeman won a bronze medal in team sprint.
Robert rightly carries the nickname “Mr. thigh” with a thigh extension of 74 cm each. It is not surprising, that knee bends are among his favourite exercises. A genetic defect is probably responsible for these extreme thighs. The enzyme inhibiting the muscle growth is not working properly.
Together with Best Body Nutrition, Robert campaigns for the prevention of doping in competitive sports: “For me it is especially important that my sports nutrition products are tested. A normal nutrition is not sufficient to cover my daily requirements. In order to avoid a deficiency I use tested supplements without fearing a doping offence. I‘m very grateful for having Best Body Nutrition as a partner, who has been supporting doping prevention for many years.”
- Track record: Berliner Velodrom, Colorado, Valencia, Glasgow, Cottbus, Tula, Oberhausen, Wien, Apeldoorn, Dudenhofen und Öschelbronn
- German record over 200 m distance (flying start) [9,652 sec.]
- World record at open flat track in Cottbus [9,790 sec.]
- World record team sprint track cycling world cup 2013/2014 [41,871 sec.]
- 3 x winner of 6-Days Berlin
- 9 x German champion
- 4 x European champion
- 2 x World champion
- 1 x Olympia bronze
|Occupation:||policemen of the federal police force|
|Sport:||cycling / track bicycle / short time|
|Hobbies:||cycling, strength training|
|Training philosophy:||„You succeed when your are different.“|