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Rolf Sørensen

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameRolf•Sørensen
Used nameRolf•Sørensen
Nick/petnamesIl Biondo
Born20 April 1965 in Gladsaxe (DEN)
Measurements182 cm / 66 kg
AffiliationsOrdrup CC, Gentofte (DEN) / Team Jumbo–Visma, (NED)
NOC(s) Denmark

Biography

Known in Italy as Il Biondo because of his blonde hair, Rolf Sørensen is the most successful Danish cyclists of all-time. In a 17-year career, he was credited with 53 professional victories, including several one-day classics. He won Paris-Tours in 1990, Liège-Bastogne-Liège in 1993, and the Ronde van Vlaanderen in 1997. He also won the Rund um den Henninger Turm and Milano-Torino in 1993, and the 1994 Paris-Bruxelles races. Sørensen also won two stages at the Tour de France, briefly wearing the yellow jersey in 1991, and one at the Giro d’Italia. After his 2000 retirement he worked as a cycling commentator and agent.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1996 Summer Olympics Cycling Road (Cycling) Road Race, Individual, Men Olympic 2 Silver Representing Denmark    
2000 Summer Olympics Cycling Road (Cycling) Road Race, Individual, Men Olympic 58 Representing Denmark    

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