Rohan Dennis

Rohan Dennis

Dennis at the 2016 Tour of Britain
Personal information
Full name Rohan Dennis
Born (1990-05-28) 28 May 1990
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 71 kg (157 lb)
Team information
Current team BMC Racing Team
Discipline Road and track
Role Rider
Rider type Time trialist / All-rounder
Amateur team(s)
2009–2010 Australia Institute of Sport
2011 Rabobank Continental Team
2012 Team Jayco-AIS
Professional team(s)
2013–2014 Garmin–Sharp
2014– BMC Racing Team
Major wins

Grand Tours

Tour de France
1 individual stage (2015)
1 TTT stage (2015)

Stage races

USA Pro Cycling Challenge (2015)
Tour Down Under (2015)

One-day races and Classics

National Time Trial Championships (2016)

World Hour record

8 February 2015, 52.491 km

Rohan Dennis (born 28 May 1990)[1] is an Australian professional racing cyclist who rides for UCI WorldTeam BMC Racing Team.[2] Dennis was born, raised, and resides in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.[3]

Professional career

Dennis on his way to winning Stage 1 of the 2015 Tour de France

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 Olympic Games.[4]

He joined Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda for the 2013 season, and made his debut Tour de France, pulling out of the race before Stage 9.[5]

In 2014, Dennis finished second overall behind Bradley Wiggins at the Tour of California, after placing second to Wiggins in the time trial. He also placed second in the Commonwealth Games time trial behind Alex Dowsett.[6] In August 2014 Dennis made a rare mid-season transfer to the BMC Racing Team.[7] He went on to win the World team time trial championships with his new team.

On 8 February 2015, he set a new hour record of 52.491 km, beating Matthias Brändle's record by over 600 metres.[8] The record stood until 2 May 2015, when it was broken by British rider Alex Dowsett.[9] Dennis was selected to ride the 2015 Tour de France as part of the BMC Racing Team squad supporting Tejay van Garderen.[10] He won stage one's individual time trial, clocking an average speed of 55.446 km/h (34.5 mph) and became the first yellow jersey wearer of the Tour.[11] With this performance, he established a new record average speed for an individual time trial at the Tour de France.[12] He won the Sir Hubert Opperman medal and trophy for Australia's best all-round cyclist in 2015.[13]

Career achievements

Major results


1st National Under-23 Time Trial Championships
1st UCI World Team Pursuit Championships
3rd Overall Thüringen Rundfahrt der U23
4th Overall Olympia's Tour
5th UCI World Under-23 Time Trial Championships
6th Commonwealth Games Time Trial
10th National Road Race Championships
10th Ringerike GP
1st UCI World Team Pursuit Championships
4th National Road Race Championships
7th National Time Trial Championships
1st Chrono Champenois
1st National Under-23 Road Race Championships[16]
1st National Under-23 Time Trial Championships[17]
1st Overall Thüringen Rundfahrt der U23
1st Stage 5 (ITT)
2nd Olympic Team Pursuit
2nd UCI World Team Pursuit Championships
2nd UCI World Under-23 Time Trial Championships
4th Overall Olympia's Tour
1st Stage 5 (ITT)
5th Overall Tour Down Under
1st Mountains classification
1st Young rider classification
1st Overall Tour of Alberta
1st Young rider classification
1st Stage 3
2nd National Time Trial Championships
8th Overall Critérium du Dauphiné
1st Young rider classification
1st World Team Time Trial Championships
2nd Overall Tour of California
1st Stage 3
2nd Overall Circuit de la Sarthe
1st Young rider classification
2nd Commonwealth Games Time Trial
World Hour record: 52.491 km
1st World Team Time Trial Championships
1st Overall Tour Down Under
1st Young rider classification
1st Stage 3
Tour de France
1st Stages 1 (ITT) & 9 (TTT)
Held , & after Stage 1
1st Overall USA Pro Cycling Challenge
1st Stages 4 & 5 (ITT)
1st Mountains classification
2nd National Time Trial Championships
1st National Time Trial Championships
1st Stages 2 (ITT) & 5 (TTT) Eneco Tour
2nd Overall Tour of California
1st Stage 6 (ITT)
2nd Overall Tour of Britain
1st Stage 7
2nd UCI World Team Time Trial Championships
5th Time trial, Olympic Games

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2013 2014 2015 2016
Pink jersey Giro
Yellow jersey Tour WD 101 WD
red jersey Vuelta 84

WD = Withdrew; IP = In Progress


  1. "RIDER PROFILES ROHAN DENNIS". Cycling Australia. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  3. 1 2 "Rohan Dennis at Garmin-Sharp". Garmin–Sharp. Boulder, Colorado: Slipstream Sports LLC. 28 December 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
  5. "Rohan Dennis pulls out of debut Tour de France a day earlier than planned". Velonation. 7 July 2013. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  8. "Rohan Dennis sets new Hour Record". 8 February 2015. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  9. "Alex Dowsett sets new Hour Record of 52.937km". 2 May 2015. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  10. "Tour de France: BMC Racing announce team to support van Garderen". 24 June 2015. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  11. Wynn, Nigel (4 July 2015). "Rohan Dennis beats Boardman's Tour de France time trial speed record". Cycling Weekly. Time Inc. UK. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  12. Zeb, Woodpower (4 July 2015). "Tour de France: Dennis sets record speed to claim first maillot jaune in Utrecht". Immediate Media Company. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  13. "Rohan Dennis wins the 'Oppy' as Australian cycling's best in 2015". ABC News. 13 November 2015. Retrieved 1 June 2016.
  14. "Rohan Dennis at Cycling Base". Cycling Base. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
  15. "Rohan Dennis at Cycling Archives". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 7 March 2013.
  16. Hinds, Alex (7 January 2012). "Dennis starts his 2012 Olympic bid with under 23 gold in Buninyong". Bath, England: Future plc. Retrieved 7 January 2012.
  17. Hinds, Alex (10 January 2012). "Dennis doubles up with dominant ride against the clock". Bath, England: Future plc. Retrieved 10 January 2012.
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Preceded by
Matthias Brändle
UCI hour record (52.491 km)
8 February 2015 – 2 May 2015
Succeeded by
Alex Dowsett
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