Historic Overview Tony Rominger

Rider

Overall Rank32
NameTony ROMINGER
Country
  Switzerland
Date of birth27-Mar-1961 - Vojens-Den (Syddanmark)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Tony Rominger

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.

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

Badges

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Major Victories

Giro di Lombardia 1989, 1992
Giro d'Italia 1995
Vuelta al Pais Vasco 1992, 1993, 1994
Vuelta a España 1992, 1993, 1994
Giro dell'Emilia 1988
Tour de Romandie 1991, 1995
Paris - Nice 1991, 1994
Tirreno - Adriatico 1989, 1990
G.P. des Nations 1991, 1994
Tour de France - stages 1993 (3)
Giro d'Italia - stages 1988 (1), 1995 (4)
Vuelta al Pais Vasco - stages 1992 (2), 1993 (3), 1994 (2), 1995 (1)
Vuelta a España - stages 1992 (1), 1993 (3), 1994 (6), 1996 (2)
Tour de Romandie - stages 1988 (1), 1991 (2), 1995 (3)
Dauphiné Libéré - stages 1990 (1), 1991 (1)
Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - stages 1992 (1)
Paris - Nice - stages 1991 (3), 1992 (2), 1994 (1)
Tirreno - Adriatico - stages 1990 (1)
Critérium International - stages 1993 (1)
Giro del Trentino - stages 1988 (1), 1995 (1)
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Seasons

Tony Rominger - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1985 Individual 0 1182
2. 1986 Cilo - Aufina - Gemeaz Cusin 287 209
3. 1987 Supermercati Brianzoli - Château d'Ax 809 51
4. 1988 Château d'Ax - Salotti 1594 13
5. 1989 Château D'Ax - Salotti 2055 7
6. 1990 Château D'Ax - Salotti - Huni - Diadora 1609 16
7. 1991 Toshiba 1827 9
8. 1992 Clas - Cajastur 3216 2
9. 1993 Clas - Cajastur 3440 2
10. 1994 Mapei - Clas 3103 1
11. 1995 Mapei - GB - Latexco 2958 3
12. 1996 Mapei - GB 2332 6
13. 1997 Cofidis 538 106
Overall: 23768 32