|Full name Tony Rominger|
Ex-spouse Francine Jordi
|Current team Retired|
Rider type All-rounder
Name Tony Rominger
|Born 27 March 1961 (age 54)Vejle, Denmark (1961-03-27) |
1987 Supermercati Brianzoli-Chateau d'Ax
Role Professional Road Racing Cyclist
Difilm ciclismo nuevo record de tony rominger 1994
- Difilm ciclismo nuevo record de tony rominger 1994
- 1995 Giro dItalia
- Client of Dr Ferrari
- Grand Tours overall classification results timeline
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.
He retired in 1997 after breaking his collarbone at that year's Tour de France. He is the agent of Austrian racing cyclist Matthias Brandle.
1995 Giro d'Italia
Client of Dr Ferrari
Grand Tours overall classification results timeline
WD = Withdrew