Danilo Hondo is one of the oldest riders in the pro peloton but he still proves his indispensable value as a locomotive for other sprinters. His goal for 2013 will be to set up sprints for Giacomo Nizzolo and Tony Gallopin like he did in the past with success for Erik Zabel and Alessandro Petacchi. Also Fabian Cancellara will count on him for the classics. As runner-up in Milan-Sanremo as well as Paris-Tours, Danilo Hondo showed his talent for that kind of classics. In recent years he was the only rider from his team able to finish the Flemish spring classics.
Hondo cut his cycling teeth in the former DDR on the track. After obtaining the world title in the team pursuit, he oriented his career to the road and collected impressive results as a sprinter. In 16 years of pro cycling, he has won more than one hundred road races including two stages in the Giro d’Italia. Hondo not only won stages in 22 stage races, he showed his value as a complete rider, finishing on the podium of Tirreno-Adriatico and some classics. Hondo never rests. In winter he still is active in six-day-races.