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

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.[1]

He retired in 1997 after breaking his collarbone at that year's Tour de France. He is the agent of Austrian racing cyclist Matthias Brändle.[2]

Client of Dr Ferrari[edit]

For his attempt on the Hour Record in 1994, he was coached by Dr Michele Ferrari, who was at the trackside during the ride.

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clemitson, Suze (19 September 2014). "Why Jens Voigt and a new group of cyclists want to break the Hour record". The Guardian. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "'Now or never' as Brändle tackles Voigt's Hour Record". cyclingnews.com. 30 October 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 

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