Pierre Rolland (cyclist)
Rolland at the 2017 Tour de France
|Full name||Pierre Rolland|
10 October 1986 |
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||67 kg (148 lb; 10.6 st)|
|Current team||EF Education First–Drapac p/b Cannondale|
|2005–2006||Super Sport 35|
|2006||Crédit Agricole (stagiaire)|
|2009–2015||Bbox Bouygues Telecom|
Pierre Rolland (born 10 October 1986) is a French professional road bicycle racer for UCI WorldTeam EF Education First–Drapac p/b Cannondale. He is a two-time stage winner of the Tour de France and a stage winner of the Giro d'Italia.
- 1 Cycling career
- 2 Career achievements
- 3 References
- 4 External links
Born in Gien, Rolland turned professional in 2007 for Crédit Agricole after riding for the team as a stagiaire in late 2006. In his first season as a professional he won stages at La Tropicale Amissa Bongo and the Tour du Limousin. In 2008 he won the Mountains classification at the Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré. At the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, Rolland competed in the road race but he did not finish.
Bbox Bouygues Telecom/Team Europcar (2009–2015)
During the Tour de France, Rolland gained acclaim for his strong work in defense of Thomas Voeckler's yellow jersey. Following the 14th stage of the Tour, Lance Armstrong referred to Rolland as a "rockstar." Rolland won the 19th stage at the top of Alpe d'Huez, beating Olympic gold medalist Samuel Sánchez and two-time Tour champion Alberto Contador. The victory also won him the white jersey, which he successfully defended in the 20th stage. He finished the Tour 10th in the general classification.
At the Tour de France, Rolland made a late attack which led to him winning stage 11, a mountain top finish up in La Toussuire/Les Sybelles. He finished the Tour in eighth place in the general classification, his best career performance, and the highest position of any Frenchman that year.
At the Critérium du Dauphiné, Rolland finished 10th overall. Pierre was 9th overall after stage 7 at the Tour de France, however he crashed into the side of a rock on the descent to Bagnères-de-Luchon on stage 8 and lost almost 2 minutes. He also crashed on a descent on stage 19 after being in the breakaway with Rui Costa. At the Vuelta a España, Pierre finished 7th on stage 4.
Pierre started the 2017 season of by finishing 78th at the Vuelta a Andalucia. His first top 10 result came at the Tour of the Alps where he finished 6th overall. He also finished 4th on stage 3, and 5th on the final stage 5. One of Rolland's season goals was the 100th edition of the Giro d'Italia. At the Giro, Pierre won stage 17, after attacking inside the final 10 km's of the breakaway. He also won the 3rd stage of the Route du Sud on top of the D923 climb to Gavarnie-Gèdre. He was feeling sick throughout the final week of the Tour de France thus not making a great result.
- 1st Stage 2 Tour du Limousin
- 2nd Overall La Tropicale Amissa Bongo
- 1st Stage 1
- 2nd Tour du Doubs
- 7th Grand Prix d'Ouverture La Marseillaise
- 8th Tro-Bro Léon
- 1st Mountains classification Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
- 6th Overall Circuit Cycliste Sarthe
- 8th Trophée des Grimpeurs
- 9th Paris–Camembert
- 9th Tour du Haut Var
- 3rd Overall La Tropicale Amissa Bongo
- 1st Mountains classification Critérium International
- 2nd Overall Circuit de Lorraine
- 1st Stage 4
- 5th Boucles de l'Aulne
- 8th Overall Critérium du Dauphiné
- 9th Grand Prix de Plumelec-Morbihan
- 5th Overall Circuit de Lorraine
- 6th Overall Tour de l'Ain
- 7th Les Boucles du Sud Ardèche
- 10th Overall Tour de France
- 1st Young rider classification
- 1st Stage 19
- 10th Overall Tour Méditerranéen
- 4th Overall Étoile de Bessèges
- 1st Stage 3
- 8th Overall Tour de France
- 1st Stage 11
- Combativity award Stage 11
- 1st Overall Circuit de la Sarthe
- 1st Stage 4
- 3rd Paris–Camembert
- 10th Overall Giro del Trentino
- Tour de France
- 4th Overall Giro d'Italia
- 1st Overall Vuelta a Castilla y León
- 1st Stage 3
- 10th Overall Tour de France
- Combativity award Stage 19
General classification results timeline
|Grand Tour general classification results timeline|
|Tour de France||—||—||20||58||10||8||24||11||10||16||54|
|Vuelta a España||—||—||—||DNF||—||—||—||—||50||50||—|
|Major stage race general classification results timeline|
|Volta a Catalunya||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||DNF||39||—||74||DNF|
|Tour of the Basque Country||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||26||—||26||—||—|
|Tour de Romandie||—||—||—||—||83||31||19||—||33||15||—||25|
|Critérium du Dauphiné||—||30||17||8||18||21||DNF||—||25||10||—||8|
|Tour de Suisse||49||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
Classics results timeline
|Tour of Flanders||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|Giro di Lombardia||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|Amstel Gold Race||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|La Flèche Wallonne||37||98||60||—||—||—||63||14||—||—||48|
|Clásica de San Sebastián||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|GP Ouest France-Plouay||—||52||77||117||93||DNF||—||—||—||79|
- "Pierre Rolland profile".
- "Team Europcar (EUC) – FRA". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
- An interview with Pierre Rolland Cyclingnews.com, 17 June 2008
- Voeckler A Tour De France Contender, Says Armstrong Cyclingnews.com, 16 July 2011
- Pierre Rolland wins 19th stage of Tour de France Yahoo! News, 19 July 2011
- "Wiggins and Froome fill top two places". BBC Sport. BBC. 12 July 2012. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
- Peter Cossins (1 June 2014). "Mezgec wins first Grand Tour stage". Cyclingnews.com. Bath, UK: Future plc. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
- "Castilla y Leon: Rolland secures overall title". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 20 April 2015. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
- "Pierre Rolland signs for Cannondale-Garmin title". Cyclingnews.com. 27 August 2015. Retrieved 27 August 2015.
- "Tour de France 2016: Stage 8 Results | Cyclingnews.com". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 2018-04-01.
- Le Tour De France (2016-07-22), Chute de Pierre Rolland - Étape 19 (Albertville / Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc) - Tour de France 2016, retrieved 2018-04-01
- "Giro d'Italia: Rolland steps up and wins big for Cannondale-Drapac | Cyclingnews.com". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 2018-04-01.
- Pierre Rolland soloes to stage three win, 2017-06-17, retrieved 2018-04-01
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