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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.

Tony Rominger
Rominger at the 1993 Paris–Nice
Personal information
Full nameTony Rominger
Born (1961-03-27) 27 March 1961 (age 57)
Vejle, Denmark
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight65 kg (143 lb; 10 st 3 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
Rider typeAll-rounder
Professional team(s)
1986Cilo–Aufina–Gemeaz Cusin
1987–1990Supermercati Brianzoli–Chateau d'Ax
Major wins
Grand Tours
Tour de France
Mountains Classification (1993)
3 Stages
Giro d'Italia
General classification (1995)
Points classification (1995)
Intergiro Classification (1995)
5 Stages
Vuelta a España
General classification (1992, 1993, 1994)
Points classification (1993)
Mountains Classification (1993, 1995)
Combination Classification (1992)
13 Stages

One-day races and Classics

Giro di Lombardia (1989, 1992)


Hour Record (1994)

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.[1]

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.[2]


Career achievementsEdit

Major resultsEdit

Vuelta a España recordEdit

Giro d'Italia recordEdit

Tour de France recordEdit

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997
  Vuelta a España 16 1 1 1 3 38
  Giro d'Italia 97 DNF 44 DNF 1
  Tour de France 68 57 2 DNF 8 10 DNF
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

Client of Dr FerrariEdit

For his attempt on the Hour Record in 1994, he was coached by Dr Michele Ferrari, who was at the trackside during the ride.


  1. ^ Clemitson, Suze (19 September 2014). "Why Jens Voigt and a new group of cyclists want to break the Hour record". The Guardian. Retrieved 19 September 2014.
  2. ^ "'Now or never' as Brändle tackles Voigt's Hour Record". 30 October 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2014.

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Preceded by
Hippolyt Kempf
Swiss Sportsman of the Year
Succeeded by
Daniel Giubellini
Preceded by
Werner Günthör
Swiss Sportsman of the Year
Succeeded by
Donghua Li