Historic Overview Toni Rominger

Rider

Overall Rank22
NameToni ROMINGER
Country
  Switzerland
Date of birth27-Mar-1961 - Vojens-Den (Syddanmark)
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Toni Rominger - Scores by Season


Seasons

YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1986 Cilo 293 182
2. 1987 Supermercati Brianzoli 835 49
3. 1988 Chateau D'Ax 1568 13
4. 1989 Chateau D'Ax 2058 7
5. 1990 Chateau D'Ax 1560 16
6. 1991 Toshiba 1743 9
7. 1992 Clas 3190 2
8. 1993 Clas 3497 2
9. 1994 Mapei 3028 1
10. 1995 Mapei - GB 3057 3
11. 1996 Mapei - GB 2321 6
12. 1997 Cofidis 536 91
Overall: 23686 22

Biography

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 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.

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.

source - Wikipedia