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Tony Rominger
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Personal information
Full name Tony Rominger
Date of birth 27 March 1961 (1961-03-27) (age 48)
Country  Switzerland
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-rounder
Professional team(s)1
1986
1987
1988–1990
1991
1992–1993
1994
1995–1996
1997
Cilo-Aufina
Supermercati Brianzoli-Chateau d'Ax
Chateau d'Ax
Toshiba
CLAS-Cajastur
Mapei-CLAS
Mapei-GB
Cofidis
Major wins
UCI Road World Cup (1994)
Giro di Lombardia (1989, 1992)
Giro d'Italia (1995), 5 stages
Vuelta a España (1992, 1993, 1994), 13 stages
Tour de France, 3 stages
Hour Record (1994)
Infobox last updated on:
December 31, 2007

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

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 is a record. In 2005 Roberto Heras broke that record but two months later tested positive for the blood-boosting drug EPO and was disqualified.

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.

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Major achievements

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Vuelta a España record

Giro d'Italia record

Tour de France record

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Awards
Preceded by
Hippolyt Kempf
Swiss Sportsman of the Year
1989
Succeeded by
Daniel Giubellini
Preceded by
Werner Günthör
Swiss Sportsman of the Year
1992–1994
Succeeded by
Donghua Li
Preceded by
Spain Miguel Indurain
Vélo d'Or
1994
Succeeded by
France Laurent Jalabert

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