Rohan Dennis

Nationality: Australian
Date of birth: May 28, 1990
Height: 182cm
Weight: 71kg
Team: BMC Racing

After a strong start to his cycling career in his native Australia with national under-23 road race and time trial titles and a silver medal in the 2012 Olympic Games team pursuit, Rohan Dennis moved up to the professional ranks in 2013 with the Garmin-Sharp team.

Dennis took the overall win in the Tour of Alberta that year, but more impressive was his eighth place overall in the Criterium du Dauphine and the best young rider’s jersey.

In 2014, Dennis took a stage win en route to placing second overall in the Tour of California behind Bradley Wiggins, and a silver in the Commonwealth Games time trial. A rare mid-season team switch to BMC Racing took place in August.

Dennis stepped up a level in 2015, beginning the season with overall victory in the Tour Down Under, his first WorldTour win before breaking the Hour Record on February 8 – a mark subsequently beaten by Alex Dowsett and Bradley Wiggins. He then claimed the yellow jersey at the Tour de France by winning the opening time trial in Utrecht.

Major results: Tour Down Under 2015 | Tour of Alberta 2013

Rohan Dennis breaks the Hour Record in Grenchen, Switzerland Photo: BMC Racing

Rohan Dennis sets new Hour Record of 52.491km

Rohan Dennis (BMC) has broken Matthias Brändle’s 14-week-old world Hour Record. Riding at the Velodrome Suisse in Grenchen, Switzerland, the 24-year-old Australian covered a provisional distance of 52.491km, to add…

Rohan Dennis wins Stage 3 of the Amgen Tour of California, San Jose to Mt. Diablo.

Rohan Dennis: the man to conquer the Hour?

  Rohan Dennis was joking when he first raised an Hour Record attempt with his new BMC team-mates late last year — but since then he has prepared meticulously ahead of…

Rohan Dennis's Hour Record bike

Rohan Dennis’ Hour Record bike

Black on black. That’s the look for Rohan Dennis’ customised Trackmachine TR01, unveiled by BMC today. The sleek machine will be charged with carrying Dennis past the 51.8km required to…