Roman Broniš

Roman Broniš (born 17 October 1976) is a Slovak former road cyclist,[1] who now works as a directeur sportif for UCI Continental team Cycling Academy Trenčín.[2][3] He represented his nation Slovakia in two editions of the Olympic Games (2000 and 2008).

Roman Broniš
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Personal information
Full nameRoman Broniš
Born (1976-10-17) 17 October 1976 (age 45)
Height1.87 m (6 ft 1+12 in)
Weight74 kg (163 lb)
Team information
Current teamCycling Academy Trenčín
DisciplineRoad
Role
Amateur teams
2017CK Spartak Tlmače
2018–2019TJ Slávia ŠG Trenčín
Professional teams
2004–2005Ed' System ZVVZ
2006Dukla Trenčín
2007DHL–Author
2008Dukla Trenčín–Merida
2009CK Windoor's Pribram
2010–2011AC Sparta Praha
2012–2015Dukla Trenčín–Trek
2016CK Příbram Fany Gastro
Managerial team
2021–Cycling Academy Trenčín

CareerEdit

Born in Bánovce nad Bebravou, Broniš made his official debut as an amateur cyclist at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, where he did not finish the men's road race against a vast field of more than a hundred cyclists.[4] Broniš later turned professional in 2004, when he signed a two-year contract with Ed' System ZVVZ. Throughout his early sporting career, he competed for three annually contractual cycling teams (Dukla Trenčín, DHL–Author, and Dukla Trenčín–Merida), and also produced numerous triumphs at different stages in both local and global road cycling tournaments, specifically in Coupe des Carpathes (Poland), Tour du Maroc (Morocco), Tour of Libya, and UAE International Emirates Post Tour.

Eight years after competing in his last Olympics, Broniš qualified for his second Slovak squad, as a 33-year-old, in the men's road race at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing by receiving one of the team's three berths from the UCI Europe Tour, along with his teammates Matej Jurčo and Ján Valach.[5] Passing through the 161.2-kilometre (100.2-mile) mark, Broniš could not achieve a best possible result with a severe fatigue under the Beijing's intense heat, as he failed to complete the race for the second straight time in his Olympic career.[6][7]

Major resultsEdit

2001
National Road Championships
2nd Team time trial
3rd Road race
2002
1st Stage 1 Tour of Saudi Arabia
3rd Team time trial, National Road Championships
2003
1st Grand Prix Bradlo
1st Stage 3 Grand Prix Cycliste de Gemenc
2nd Coupe des Carpathes
3rd Road race, National Road Championships
2005
3rd Road race, National Road Championships
2006
1st Overall Tour du Maroc
1st Coupe des Carpathes
2007
1st Overall Bałtyk–Karkonosze Tour
2008
National Road Championships
2nd Road race
3rd Time trial
2nd Overall Tour of Libya
1st Stages 2, 3, 4 & 7
3rd Overall UAE International Emirates Post Tour
1st Stage 4
3rd Overall Bałtyk–Karkonosze Tour
2009
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
9th Overall Okolo Slovenska
2011
2nd Time trial, National Road Championships
3rd Overall Course de Solidarność et des Champions Olympiques
4th Overall Grand Prix Chantal Biya
2012
National Road Championships
4th Road race
5th Time trial
2013
5th Road race, National Road Championships
2016
3rd Time trial, National Road Championships
5th Memoriał Andrzeja Trochanowskiego

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Roman Broniš". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 6 October 2013.
  2. ^ "Cycling Academy Trenčín". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 6 February 2021. Retrieved 6 February 2021.
  3. ^ "Podcast - Roman Broniš o novém slovenském kontinentálním týmu Cycling Academy Trenčín" [Podcast - Roman Broniš about the new Slovak continental team Cycling Academy Trenčín]. RoadCycling.cz (in Czech). RoadCycling CZ s.r.o. 4 February 2021. Retrieved 6 February 2021.
  4. ^ "Sydney 2000: Cycling – Men's Road Race" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. p. 31. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 July 2017. Retrieved 6 October 2013.
  5. ^ "Petra Velitsa hnevá spôsob výberu cyklistov na olympijské hry" [Petra Velitsa felt angry at cyclists' Olympic selection] (in Slovak). SME. 16 July 2008. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  6. ^ "Men's Road Race". Beijing 2008. NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 19 August 2012. Retrieved 21 December 2012.
  7. ^ "Valach spokojný, osudným mu bolo predposledné stúpanie" [Valach was satisfied with a penultimate climb] (in Slovak). SME. 9 August 2008. Retrieved 1 October 2013.

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