Tony Rominger

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Tony Rominger
Rominger at the 1993 Paris–Nice
Personal information
Full nameTony Rominger
Born (1961-03-27) 27 March 1961 (age 58)
Vejle, Denmark
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight65 kg (143 lb; 10 st 3 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
Rider typeAll-rounder
Professional team(s)
1986Cilo–Aufina–Gemeaz Cusin
1987–1990Supermercati Brianzoli–Chateau d'Ax
Major wins
Grand Tours
Tour de France
Mountains Classification (1993)
3 Stages
Giro d'Italia
General classification (1995)
Points classification (1995)
Intergiro Classification (1995)
5 Stages
Vuelta a España
General classification (1992, 1993, 1994)
Points classification (1993)
Mountains Classification (1993, 1995)
Combination Classification (1992)
13 Stages

One-day races and Classics

Giro di Lombardia (1989, 1992)


Hour Record (1994)

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 mountains classification. His three wins in the Vuelta were a record at the time. In 2005, Roberto Heras broke that record but two months later tested positive for the blood-boosting drug EPO and was disqualified. Heras' win has since been reinstated.

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]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

Vuelta a España record[edit]

Giro d'Italia record[edit]

Tour de France record[edit]

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997
A gold jersey Vuelta a España 16 1 1 1 3 38
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 97 DNF 44 DNF 1
A yellow jersey Tour de France 68 57 2 DNF 8 10 DNF
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

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.


  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". 30 October 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2014.

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Preceded by
Hippolyt Kempf
Swiss Sportsman of the Year
Succeeded by
Daniel Giubellini
Preceded by
Werner Günthör
Swiss Sportsman of the Year
Succeeded by
Donghua Li