Tony Rominger

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Tony Rominger
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Personal information
Full name Tony Rominger
Born (1961-03-27) 27 March 1961 (age 53)
Vejle, Denmark
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-rounder
Professional team(s)
1986
1987
1988–1990
1991
1992–1993
1994
1995–1996
1997
Cilo-Aufina
Supermercati Brianzoli-Chateau d'Ax
Chateau d'Ax
Toshiba
CLAS-Cajastur
Mapei-CLAS
Mapei-GB
Cofidis
Major wins

Grand Tours

Tour de France
3 Stages
Giro d'Italia
General Classification (1995)
Points Classification (1995)
Intergiro Classification (1995)
5 Stages
Vuelta a España
General Classification (1992, 1993, 1994)
13 Stages

One-day races and Classics

Giro di Lombardia (1989, 1992)

Others

UCI Road World Cup (1994)
Hour Record (1994)
Infobox last updated on
December 31, 2007

Tony Rominger (born 27 March 1961 in Vejle, Denmark) is a Swiss former professional road racing cyclist who won the Vuelta a España in 1992, 1993 and 1994 and the Giro d'Italia in 1995.

He began cycling late, allegedly spurred by competition with his brother. Rominger's strengths were time-trialling, climbing and recuperation.

He was a challenger to Miguel Indurain in the Tour de France, placing second in 1993 and winning the polka dot jersey. His three wins in the Vuelta is a record. In 2005 Roberto Heras broke that record but two months later tested positive for the blood-boosting drug EPO and was disqualified.

In 1994 Rominger broke the world hour record twice in a few days. He used Bordeaux velodrome to ride 53.832 km and then 55.291 km, although a track novice.

He retired in 1997 after breaking his collarbone at that year's Tour de France.

Major achievements[edit]

Vuelta a España record[edit]

Giro d'Italia record[edit]

Tour de France record[edit]

Grand Tours overall classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997
gold jersey Vuelta - - - - 16 - 1 1 1 - 3 38
Pink jersey Giro 97 WD 44 WD - - - - - 1 - -
Yellow jersey Tour - - 68 - 57 - - 2 WD 8 10 WD

WD = Withdrew

External links[edit]


Awards
Preceded by
Hippolyt Kempf
Swiss Sportsman of the Year
1989
Succeeded by
Daniel Giubellini
Preceded by
Werner Günthör
Swiss Sportsman of the Year
1992–1994
Succeeded by
Donghua Li