21 Facts About Rohan Dennis

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Rohan Dennis was born on 28 May 1990 and is an Australian professional road racing cyclist who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Team Jumbo–Visma.

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Rohan Dennis won back to back UCI men's individual time trial world championships in 2018 and 2019.

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Rohan Dennis began his career by focusing on the track, and was part of the Australian team that took the silver medals in the team pursuit at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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Rohan Dennis joined Garmin–Sharp for the 2013 season, and made his debut at the Tour de France, pulling out of the race before Stage 9.

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In 2014, Rohan Dennis finished second overall behind Bradley Wiggins at the Tour of California, after placing second to Wiggins in the time trial.

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Rohan Dennis placed second in the Commonwealth Games time trial behind England's Alex Dowsett.

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Rohan Dennis went on to win the World team time trial championships with his new team.

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Rohan Dennis was selected to ride the Tour de France as part of the BMC Racing Team squad supporting Tejay van Garderen.

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Rohan Dennis won stage one's individual time trial, clocking an average speed of 55.

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10.

Rohan Dennis won the Sir Hubert Opperman medal and trophy for Australia's best all-round cyclist in 2015.

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Rohan Dennis was named in the start list for the 2017 Giro d'Italia, however he abandoned the race on the 4th stage after injuries due to a crash on stage 2.

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Subsequently, at the 2017 Vuelta a Espana, Rohan Dennis crossed the line first as part of the BMC squad that won the race's opening team time trial, taking the race leader's red jersey and becoming the first Australian to lead the race since Michael Matthews in 2014.

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At the 2018 Giro d'Italia, Rohan Dennis was narrowly defeated in the opening time trial by Tom Dumoulin.

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Rohan Dennis went on to win the stage 16 time trial and finished the race in 16th place overall, 56 minutes and 7 seconds down on winner Chris Froome.

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Rohan Dennis went on to win the stage 16 time trial, and left the Vuelta immediately after to prepare for the World Championships in Innsbruck, winning the individual time trial title by over a minute ahead of defending champion Tom Dumoulin of the Netherlands.

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16.

Rohan Dennis helped his BMC team win the bronze medal in the team time trial event.

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On 25 September 2019, Rohan Dennis raced for the first time since abandoning the Tour de France, winning gold in the men's individual time trial at the Road World Championships in Yorkshire.

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18.

Rohan Dennis rode an unmarked BMC bicycle during the World Championship time trial, rather than his trade Merida machine.

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The following month Rohan Dennis stated that he had abandoned his attempts to become a contender for the general classification in Grand Tours; instead, he would focus on smaller stage races and working as a domestique in the three-week races.

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On 1 September 2021, it was announced that Rohan Dennis would be joining Team Jumbo–Visma in 2022 on a two-year deal; earlier in his career, he had been with the Rabobank Continental Team, with Rabobank being a previous iteration of Team Jumbo–Visma.

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Rohan Dennis led the Tour de Romandie for four days, before dropping to eighth overall on the final individual time trial stage, having lost more than two minutes to eventual winner Aleksandr Vlasov.

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