Dominique Rollin

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Dominique Rollin
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Rollin at the 2011 Four Days of Dunkirk
Personal information
Full nameDominique Rollin
Born (1982-10-29) 29 October 1982 (age 36)
Boucherville, Quebec
Height188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight82 kg (181 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeSprinter
Amateur team(s)
2004USSA Pavilly Barentin
2005Equipe du Quebec
2005Gypco Télé-Annonces
2006Vélo-Club de Roubaix Lille Métropole
Professional team(s)
2001–2002Sympatico – Jet Fuel Coffee
2007Kodakgallery.com – Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
2008Toyota–United
2009–2010Cervélo TestTeam
2011–2013FDJ
2015Cofidis
Major wins
Tour of California, 1 Stage
Rochester Omnium
National Road Race Championships (2006)

Dominique Rollin (born 29 October 1982) is a Canadian former professional cyclist.[1]

Born in Boucherville, Quebec, 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]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[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, bronze medalist(s) 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[edit]

Grand Tour 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia DNF 75
A yellow jersey Tour de France
A red jersey Vuelta a España DNF 153
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

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. Archived from the original on 1 June 2015. 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]

Media related to Dominique Rollin at Wikimedia Commons