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1 Australian Track & Road Cyclist 2012 Australian Olympic Team, Santos TDU King of the Mountain, Cycle Instead Young Rider of the Year A superstar of the future Phil Liggett, cycling commentator, 2012 Photo Source: James Elsby

2 Born: 28 May 1990, SouthAustralia Born: 28 May 1990, South Australia Height: 182cm Weight: 72kg Began cycling: Aged 15years (2005) Began cycling: Aged 15 years (2005) Current Team: UniSA Australian Team Debut:2007 Australian Team Debut: 2007 Ambitions: Win gold at theLondon 2012 Olympics Ambitions: Win gold at the London 2012 Olympics Photo Source: Mark Gunter

3 At 23 years of age, Rohan Dennis is one of Australian cyclings brightest and most determined young stars. Representing Australia at an international level only two years after starting competitive cycling, Rohan is an Olympic gold hopeful for London 2012, and after recently winning both the Road Race and the Time Trial at the U23 National Road Championships, he is in with an excellent chance. Continuing his outstanding form of 2011, where he was the overall winner of the Individual Pursuit World Cup, Rohan has impressed many with his courageous performance at the 2012 Tour Down Under. Riding for Team UniSA, he eradicated any doubts of him being pigeonholed as merely a track specialist, with his inspirational attack at the fifth stage. Rohan completed the 2012 Australian Tour Down Under with impressive accolades including the 2012 Skoda King of the Mountain and the Cycle Instead Young Riders jersey. To top it off, he was also presented with the Tanya Denver Award for Best SA Rider. Photo Source: ABC News

4 Gold in the u19s Points Race at 2008 Australian Championships 2008 (AUS) Gold in the u19s Points Race at 2008 Australian Championships 2008 (AUS) 1st Team Pursuit World Junior Track Championships 2008 (RSA) 1st Team Pursuit World Junior Track Championships 2008 (RSA) 1st Team Pursuit UCI Track World Cup 2008/9 (CHN) 1st Team Pursuit UCI Track World Cup 2008/9 (CHN) Overall winner of Tour of Geelong 2010 (AUS) Overall winner of Tour of Geelong 2010 (AUS) Overall best young rider U23 International Thuringen-Rundfahrt 2010 (GER) Overall best young rider U23 International Thuringen-Rundfahrt 2010 (GER) 1st Team pursuit UCI Track World Championships 2010 (DEN) 1st Team pursuit UCI Track World Championships 2010 (DEN) 1st Team Pursuit UCI Track World Championships 2011 (NED) 1st Team Pursuit UCI Track World Championships 2011 (NED) 1st Team Pursuit Cycling Australia Track National Championships NSW 1st Team Pursuit Cycling Australia Track National Championships NSW 1st Individual Pursuit Overall Standings 2010/11 UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics 1st Individual Pursuit Overall Standings 2010/11 UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics Photos: The Australian, Adelaide Now, SBS.

5 Australian track rider Rohan Dennis wins cycling gold Herald Sun, January 7 th 2012 Olympic hopeful Rohan Dennis made an ideal start to a massive year, winning the under-23 road title at the Australian road cycling championships. The 21-year-old South Australian outsprinted Victorian Eric Sheppard at Buninyong, near Ballarat on Saturday to win his first national under-23 road title. Dennis was in the team pursuit squad that won the world title on the track last year and they are big gold medal chances at the London Games. "It's a perfect start... everything is based around the track and basically London is the No.1 goal," he said. "Every road race is going to be really (aimed at) trying to maximise my performance on the track this year." Dennis will also be among the favourites for the under-23 road time trial at the Mars nationals on Tuesday and then he will ride for the UniSA composite team later this month at Adelaide's Tour Down Under… Read more : cycling-gold/story-e6frfglf http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/australian-track-rider-rohan-dennis-wins- cycling-gold/story-e6frfglf Photo Source: Kathryn Watt

6 Crash overshadows brilliant ride from Rohan Dennis at the Santos Tour Down Under Amanda Lulham, The Daily Telegraph, January 17 th 2012 WHILE German Andre Greipel earned praise for recovering from a crash to claim first stage win in the Santos Tour Down Under today a young Australian rider earned accolades as the unsung hero of the crash-marred opener of the WorldTour event. On a day many riders described as one of their worst ever in the saddle due to high temperatures and wild winds, Dennis threatened until the final 10km of the opening stage to steal the thunder of the best riders in the world. Part of a four-man breakaway in the 149km stage from the suburbs of Adelaide to the Clare Valley, Dennis came agonisingly close to pulling off a major sting before being reeled back in by a determined peloton. Read more: brilliant-ride-from-rohan-dennis-at-the-santos-tour-down-under/story-e6frey6i http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/more-sports/crash-overshadows- brilliant-ride-from-rohan-dennis-at-the-santos-tour-down-under/story-e6frey6i "I'm pretty happy, it was probably 130km out in front. It wasn't what I was expecting,'' said the UniSA rider who just over a week ago won the under 23 Australia road crown. "It's a bit of a boost being able to do it with the pros a little bit as well. I'm probably not quite there to obviously win in the pros yes, but it was good to see I was fit enough and strong enough to stay out there for 130km as well." Photo Source: JXP Photograp hy

7 Local lads prove their mettle on the pedals Samantha Lane, Adelaide January 22, 2012 SIMON Gerrans had the spotlight, but when the peloton had completed its second climb of Old Willunga Hill yesterday, the national road champion and new Tour Down Under leader was not the only Australian who left satisfied with his day's work. Rohan Dennis and Nathan Haas are just beginning their professional careers. Michael Rogers is closer to the end. But for each man, yesterday's penultimate and defining stage of a week-long race around Adelaide proved a wholly affirming exercise… Read more: qbii.html#ixzz1oZXHkrI qbii.html#ixzz1oZXHkrI6http://www.theage.com.au/sport/cycling/local-lads-prove-their-mettle-on-the-pedals qbii.html#ixzz1oZXHkrI6 Photo Source: Matt Turner, The Advertiser

8 New pursuit for Rohan Dennis Reece Homfray, January 24 th, 2012 WORLD champion Rohan Dennis now is trying to lead SA's teams pursuit squad under the four-minute barrier. Dennis, 21, finished fifth overall in the Santos Tour Down Under riding for wildcard team UniSA and now has three days to recover for the national track titles which start on Thursday. The four-day championships at the Adelaide SuperDrome will feature Australian track cycling's biggest names as they attempt to book a spot at the London Olympics. Dennis yesterday admitted he was "pretty knackered" after his TDU heroics but hoped he would be ready to attack the individual and teams pursuit at full steam. "As long as I'm not sore when I throw my leg over the bike I'll be all right," he said. SA will field a superstar line-up in the teams pursuit led by Dennis, Jack Bobridge, Glenn O'Shea and Alex Edmondson. Last year, Dennis and Bobridge were part of Australia's team which won the world title in a scorching 3mins 57.65secs in The Netherlands. For a state team to go under four minutes, as SA hopes to this week, would be almost unheard of. "If it all comes together we should see something relatively special because you don't see teams go under four minutes every day, especially in Australia," SA coach Tim Decker said… Read more: dennis/story-e6frecj http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/sport/new-pursuit-for-rohan- dennis/story-e6frecj Photo Source: JXP Photography

9 Admires: JackBobridge Admires: Jack Bobridge Favourite Meal:Barbeque Favourite Meal: Barbeque Hobbies: Movies Enjoys: Motorsport Lives: Vale Park,South Australia Lives: Vale Park, South Australia Photo Source: James Elsby

10 Damian Triffitt, Managing Director Six Sides Management Group Suite 808, 147 Pirie Street Adelaide SA (0) Photo Source: JXP Photography


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