Historic Overview Pierre Rolland
Pierre Rolland (born 10 October 1986) is a French professional road racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI Professional Continental team Vital Concept–B&B Hotels. He is best known for his aggressive style of racing in the mountains.
He is a two-time stage winner in the Tour de France and a stage winner in the Giro d'Italia. His most famous win to date, came at Alpe d'Huez in the 2011 Tour de France. With his win on the legendary mountain, Rolland has his name on the sign at turn 16 together with Dutchman Joop Zoetemelk. His best overall finishes in a Grand Tour include 4th overall at the 2014 Giro d'Italia and 8th overall at the 2012 Tour de France. Alongside winning a stage in the 2011 Tour de France, Rolland also won the young rider classification.