DENNIS Rohan < Back  
Sport Cycling - Road, Cycling - Track
CGA Australia   
Gender Men
Born 28 May 1990 in Adelaide, AUS
Height1.82 m
Weight 72 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Wife Melissa, son Oliver
Residence Andorra
Occupation Athlete, Business Owner
Languages English
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team Garmin-Sharp: United States
Coach from which country? Australia
General Interest
Hobbies Real estate. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Aug 2020)
Injuries He injured his hip and back after being blown off his bike by the wind during the individual time trial at the 2014 National Championships in Australia. He returned to racing two weeks later. "I considered retirement after this crash. I was so upset with all the hard work, including 10 to 14 hours a day in an altitude tent, only to be unseated by a gust of wind." (velonews.competitor.com, 23 Sep 2015; smh.com.au, 17 Jan 2014)

In early 2013 he broke his collarbone and contracted viral meningitis. He recovered in time to compete in the 2013 Tour of California in May. (adelaidenow.com.au, 22 Nov 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto "The best thing about time trialling is that you can only worry about yourself. You've got to figure out how to get your rear end around that course as fast as possible, and you just hope that it's better than everyone else." (cyclingnews.com, 21 Jan 2020)
Awards and honours In 2015 he was presented with the Sir Hubert Opperman Medal as Australia's Cyclist of the Year. (abc.net.au, 13 Nov 2015)

In 2013 he was named the Channel 7 Sports Star of the Year and South Australian Sports Star of the Year. (adelaidenow.com.au, 22 Nov 2013; heraldsun.com.au, 22 Nov 2013)

He was named the 2004 Australian Junior Male Road Cyclist of the Year. (cycling.org.au, 21 Feb 2012)
Other sports He has competed in track cycling and won a silver medal in team pursuit at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. He also held the Hour Record for three months during 2015. (rohandennisofficial.com, 07 Jan 2016; cyclingtips.com, 03 May 2015; velonews.competitor.com, 17 Dec 2014)
Famous relatives His wife Melissa Hoskins represented Australia in track cycling at the Olympic Games in 2012 and 2016. (SportsDeskOnline, 28 Apr 2021; cyclingnews.com, 02 May 2017)
Ambitions To win gold at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Aug 2020)
Other information ABANDONED TOUR
He pulled out of the 2019 Tour de France on stage 12, and later revealed that he had quit the race to deal with issues in his marriage. "I'd had a pretty frank conversation with my wife not too long before the Tour. It wasn't a good one for me to hear, to be honest. It made me really think about the person I was becoming. I could see myself basically going down a road that I knew if I didn't pull the anchors down, basically pull the handbrake, and just go, 'No, I'm not going down this road' and just change route, it was going to end badly. Maybe not in the next week or two at that point, but I couldn't turn back from it. So I was like, 'It's not worth it, cycling isn't the be all and end all of living and there's a lot more to life that this'. I want to be happy, I don't want to be a miserable person, another statistic of a professional athlete who's gone through a divorce with a kid that's less than a year old. I thought, 'There's more to life than that, I'm not going down that road, I'm out'. And I just pulled into the feed zone." (stickybottle.com, 25 Apr 2020)

OCCUPATION
He owns a small vineyard in Adelaide Hills, SA, Australia. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Aug 2020)