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Rolf Sørensen

Full name: Rolf Sørensen
Nickname(s): Il Biondo
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (182 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: April 20, 1965 in Gladsaxe, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Affiliations: Ordrup CC, Gentofte (DEN) / Rabobank, (NED)
Country: DEN Denmark
Sport: Cycling

Related Olympians: Son of Jens Sørensen.

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Known in Italy as Il Biondo because of his blonde hair, Rolf Sørensen is the most successful Danish cyclists of all-time. In a 17-year career, he was credited with 53 professional victories, including several one-day classics. He won Paris-Tours in 1990, Liège-Bastogne-Liège in 1993, and the Ronde van Vlaanderen in 1997. He also won the Rund um den Henninger Turm and Milano-Torino in 1993, and the 1994 Paris-Bruxelles races. Sørensen also won two stages at the Tour de France, briefly wearing the yellow jersey in 1991, and one at the Giro d’Italia. After his 2000 retirement he worked as a cycling commentator and agent.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1996 Summer 31 Atlanta Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual Denmark DEN 2 Silver
2000 Summer 35 Sydney Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual Denmark DEN 58

Men's Road Race, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank M
1996 Summer 31 Atlanta Cycling Denmark Final Standings 2 at 0:00
2000 Summer 35 Sydney Cycling Denmark Final Standings 58 at 1:38