Rominger, Tony

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Name
Rominger, Tony Gender: M
born on 27 March 1961 at 09:15 (= 09:15 AM )
Place Vejle, Denmark, 55n43, 9e32
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Schmid
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 06°26' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 11°32 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 27°29'



Tony Rominger
photo: Eric HOUDAS, license gfdl

Biography

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.

Romiger is working as a cycling promotor and sports manager since. He has two children from a previous marriage, and is married since 18 May 2009 with the Swiss singer Francine Jordi. The couple separated in May 2011.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Siegfried Schmid collection, birth time from Rominger himself.

Categories

  • Vocation : Sports : Race Bikes
  • Vocation : Sports Business : Promoter/ Agent
  • Notable : Awards : Sports Championship (won Spanish Vuelta 3x, Giro d'Italia once)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession