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Rolf Sørensen
Paris-Tours 1998
Paris-Tours 1998
Personal information
Full name Rolf Sørensen
Nickname Il biondo
Date of birth April 20, 1965 (1965-04-20) (age 44)
Country  Denmark
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)1
1986–1987
1988–1992
1993
1994–1995
1996–2000
2001
2002
Fanini
Ariostea
Carrera Jeans-Tassoni
GB-MG Maglificio
Rabobank
CSC-Tiscali
Landbouwkrediet-Colnago
Major wins
Ronde van Vlaanderen (1997)
Liège-Bastogne-Liège (1993)
Paris-Tours (1990)
Tour de France, 2 stages
Giro d'Italia, 1 stage
Infobox last updated on:
June 30, 2008

1 Team names given are those prevailing
at time of rider beginning association with that team.

Rolf Sørensen (born 20 April 1965) is a former Danish professional road bicycle racer. He is the most successful Danish bicycle racer ever, with his 53 victories over 17 seasons. He is currently working as a cycling commentator and agent. Born in Helsinge in Denmark, Sørensen moved to Italy at the age of 17, where he has lived since. He goes under the name Il Biondo due to his blonde hair. He is married to Susanne.

Accomplishments

Sørensen was Denmark's most prolific classics rider by far, winning such classic one-day races as the Ronde van Vlaanderen, Liège-Bastogne-Liège, Paris-Bruxelles, Paris-Tours and Milan-Turin, as well as slightly smaller races like the Coppa Bernocchi (twice), and the Rund um den Henninger Turm or Grand Prix Frankfurt. He has led the UCI Road World Cup on several occasions, finishing third in 1989 and 1991 and second in 1997 after a broken foot kept him from scoring points in the last two World Cup races of the season.

Sørensen also won individual stages in the 1994 and 1996 Tour de France, and wore the yellow jersey as the leader of the race after the team time trial in 1991, won by his Italian team Ariostea. He kept it until he broke his collar bone in a fall four days later.

Rolf Sørensen participated in the Tour seven times, the last in 2001. He has also won a number of stages in other stage races, among them stage 9 of the 1995 Giro d'Italia, three stages in the Vuelta al País Vasco, six stages in Tirreno-Adriatico, two in the Tour de Suisse, and two in the Tour de Romandie.

Palmares

1986
1987
  • 1st Overall, Tirreno-Adriatico
  • 2nd Overall, Danmark Rundt
    • 1st Youth Classifications
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000

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