Dominique Rollin

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Dominique Rollin
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Rollin at the 2011 Four Days of Dunkirk
Personal information
Full name Dominique Rollin
Born (1982-10-29) 29 October 1982 (age 32)
Boucherville, Canada
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 82 kg (181 lb)
Team information
Current team Cofidis
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter
Amateur team(s)
2004 USSA Pavilly Barentin
2005 Equipe du Quebec
2005 Gypco Télé-Annonces
2006 Vélo-Club de Roubaix Lille Métropole
Professional team(s)
2001–2002 Sympatico – Jet Fuel Coffee
2007 Kodakgallery.com – Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
2008 Toyota-United
2009–2010 Cervélo TestTeam
2011–2013 FDJ
2015 Cofidis
Major wins
Tour of California, 1 Stage
Rochester Omnium
National Road Race Championships (2006)
Infobox last updated on
7 February 2015

Dominique Rollin (born 29 October 1982) is a professional cyclist who rides for Cofidis.[1]

Born in Boucherville, Canada, Rollin began his professional career in 2001 with the team Sympatico High Speed-Jet Fuel Coffee and again the following year, 2002 with Sympatico Edition Haute Vitese. He then spent three years in France racing as an elite amateur under director-sportif Guy Gallopin for the Roubaix team. After having issues with the way he was treated during Roubaix's transition to a professional team,[2] he returned to North America to ride for the Kodakgallery.com - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. team.

For 2008 Rollin joined the Toyota-United team, with whom he won the Rochester Omnium and the fourth stage of the Tour of California. He won the stage with a nearly seven-hour breakaway in a driving rainstorm, just holding off his fellow breakaway companions after attacking near the finish.[3] Thanks to that performance, he grabbed the lead in the sprints classification and would defend the jersey successfully for the remainder of the race.[4]

In 2009 he got his chance to join a major European professional team in the Swiss-based, Canadian-sponsored Cervélo TestTeam, with his best result of the year coming at the Scheldeprijs semi-classic where he reached the podium with a third place. In October 2010, he signed for two years with the ProTour team FDJ.

He was disqualified from the 2012 Giro d'Italia on the 20th stage for holding on to cars while he was unable to keep the pace.[5]

Rollin initially retired from racing at the end of 2013 after being unable to secure a contract for the 2014 season. However in August 2014 Cofidis announced that they had signed Rollin alongside his former FDJ teammates Nacer Bouhanni and Geoffrey Soupe for 2015.[6]

Palmarès[edit]

2005
1st 1 stage Tour de Beauce
2006
1st MaillotCan.PNG National Road Race Championships
1st 1 stage Tour de Gironde
2007
3rd overall Tour of Missouri
3rd Pan American Games Time Trial
2008
Tour of California
1st Stage 4
1st Sprints classification
1st Overall Rochester Omnium & 1 Stage
1st 1 stage Tour of Southland
9th Overall Tour of Missouri
1st Mountains classification
2009
5th Profronde van Drenthe
3rd Scheldeprijs Vlaanderen
2010
2nd Tour du Poitou-Charentes
2011
10th Dwars door Vlaanderen
2013
6th Cholet-Pays de Loire

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Pink jersey Giro DSQ 75
Yellow jersey Tour
red jersey Vuelta WD 153

WD = Withdrew; In Progress = IP

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FDJ – FRA". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  2. ^ http://reviews.roadbikereview.com/blog/dominique-rollin-bring-it-on/
  3. ^ Mark Zalewski (21 February 2012). "Rollin survives epic ride for epic win". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). Retrieved 14 October 2012. 
  4. ^ Mark Zalewski (24 February 2008). "Hincapie redeems High Road". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). Retrieved 14 October 2012. 
  5. ^ Westemeyer, Susan (26 May 2012). "De Gendt wins Giro d'Italia penultimate stage atop the Stelvio". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  6. ^ Farrand, Stephen (1 August 2014). "Transfers: Cofidis confirms the arrival of Nacer Bouhanni". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 

External links[edit]

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