Robert Förstemann

Already at the age of 15 Robert started with competitive cycling in his then hometown Gera. There, his talent was recognised and encouraged early.

Since 2005 Robert has been part of the German track bicycle national team. 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 has been the Olympic Games in London in 2012. There, the federal policeman won the 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 agitates for the prevention of doping in competitive sports: “For me it is especially important that my sports nutrition products are tested. With a normal nutrition alone I would not be able to cover my daily requirements and I cannot take the liberty of a doping offence. I am grateful that, with Best Body Nutrition, I have a partner by my side, who agitates for the prevention of doping.”

Records:
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
Profile
Name: Robert Förstemann
Birthday: 05.03.1986
Birthplace: Greiz
Weight: 96 kg
Size: 1,74 m
Occupation: policemen of the federal police force
Sport: cycling / track bicycle / short time
Nationality: German
Training since: 2001
Hobbies: cycling, strength training
Training philosophy: „You succeed when your are different.“
Objectives: Olympic victory
Favourite food: fish
Favourite exercise: squat