Tony Rominger

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameTony•Rominger
Used nameTony•Rominger
Born27 March 1961 in Vojens, Haderslev (DEN)
Measurements175 cm / 65 kg
AffiliationsMAPEI, (ITA)
NOC Switzerland


Tony Rominger was a Swiss professional who won four grand tours – the 1992-94 Vuelta à España and the 1995 Giro d’Italia. Rominger was among the top talents in the pro peloton in the 1990s, failing to win only the Tour de France, although in 1993 he placed second in the race and won the mountains classification. He is a rare rider to have won in the mountains and points classification in the major tours, also winning the mountain jersey at the 1993 and 1996 Vuelta, and the points title at the 1993 Vuelta and the 1995 Giro d’Italia. His feat of winning all three major jerseys at the 1993 Vuelta has only been accomplished in grand tours by Eddy Merckx at the 1969 Tour de France. His other major wins include the 1994 UCI Road World Cup, the Giro di Lombardia in 1989 and 1992, the Tour de Romandie in 1991 and 1995, Tirreno-Adriatico in 1989-90, and Paris-Nice and the Grand Prix des Nations in 1991 and 1994. Rominger also twice broke the world hour record, his efforts coming within a few weeks of one another in late fall 1994. He left the final mark at 55.291 km (34.356 miles).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1996 Summer Olympics Cycling Road (Cycling) SUI Tony Rominger
Individual Time Trial, Men (Olympic) 5