Rohan Dennis began cycling at the age of 8 and in the early part of his career he excelled on the track where he won Olympic silver in the team pursuit at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Having balanced his road and track ambitions in the lead up to his first Games, following London Dennis turned his focus to a professional career on the road. In 2013 he finished second in the time trial at the Australian Championships and later that year he won the young rider’s classification at the Critérium du Dauphiné.
Dennis claimed his first top three stage finish in a Grand Tour when he claimed third in the individual time trial of the Vuelta a Espana. In a breakthrough year, Dennis won individual time trial silver at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and was a part of the BMC Racing team that won team time trial gold at the 2014 World Championships while finishing 5th in the individual event.
The South Australian won the 2015 Tour Down Under to begin the year before claiming the famous Maillot Jaune – the Tour de France leader’s yellow jersey – when he won the opening stage individual time trial. He added another stage victory when he led BMC to the team time trial win later in the Tour. He would finish 6th in the individual time trial at the 2015 World Championships.
He won his first national time trial championship to kick off 2016 before claiming second overall at the Tour of California. He heads into his second Games as one of the leading contenders in the individual time trial.
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Cycling - Road
Individual Time Trial Men, Road Race Men
Adelaide, SA, Australia
Adelaide, SA, Australia
- Rio will be Olympic debut
- 1st (time trial) – 2016 Australian Championships (Adelaide, Australia)
- 6th (time trial) - 2015 World Championships (Richmond, USA)
- 2nd (time trial) – 2015 Australian Championships (Melbourne, Australia)
- 5th (time trial) - 2014 World Championships (Ponferrada, Spain)
- 2nd (time trial) – 2014 Commonwealth Games (Glasgow, UK)
- Being a two time World Champion.
- Being selected to compete at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
- Pedare Christian College (SA, Australia)
- Blackfriars Priory School (SA, Australia)
Tim Decker (2010 - current)
Primary Training Base
Adelaide, South Australia
Secondary Training Base
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