Tony Rominger

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Tony Rominger
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Rominger at the 1993 Paris–Nice
Personal information
Full name Tony Rominger
Born (1961-03-27) 27 March 1961 (age 57)
Vejle, Denmark
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-rounder
Professional team(s)
1986 Cilo-Aufina
1987 Supermercati Brianzoli-Chateau d'Ax
1988–1990 Chateau d'Ax
1991 Toshiba
1992–1993 CLAS-Cajastur
1994 Mapei-CLAS
1995–1996 Mapei-GB
1997 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)
Points Classification (1993)
Mountains Classification (1993, 1995)
Combination Classification (1992)
13 Stages

One-day races and Classics

Giro di Lombardia (1989, 1992)

Others

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 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. 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]

Client of Dr Ferrari

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

Vuelta a España record

Giro d'Italia record

Tour de France record

Grand Tours overall classification results timeline

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

  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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "'Now or never' as Brändle tackles Voigt's Hour Record". cyclingnews.com. 30 October 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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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