- Category : Cyclist
- Type : GE
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Split - Small (19,26,30,55)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Service 1
Swiss former professional road racing cyclist who won the Vuelta a España in 1992, 1993 and 1994 and the Giro d'Italia in 1995. He began cycling late, allegedly spurred by competition with his brother. Rominger's strengths were time-trialling, climbing and recuperation.
He was a challenger to Miguel Indurain in the Tour de France, placing second in 1993 and winning the polka dot jersey. His three wins in the Vuelta is a record. In 2005 Roberto Heras broke that record but two months later tested positive for the blood-boosting drug EPO and was disqualified.
In 1994 Rominger broke the world hour record twice in a few days. He used Bordeaux velodrome to ride 53.832 km and then 55.291 km, although a track novice. He retired in 1997 after breaking his collarbone at that year's Tour de France.
Romiger is working as a cycling promotor and sports manager since. He has two children from a previous marriage, and is married since 18 May 2009 with the Swiss singer Francine Jordi. The couple separated in May 2011.