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Timeline of SASI Talent Search Champion Rohan Dennis

13 July 2015

Rohan Dennis Yellow Jersey TDF

On Saturday 4 July 2015, Rohan Dennis was the leader of the biggest bike race in the world. When he won the opening stage of the Tour de France, he was the 7th Australian in history and only the 2nd from South Australia to have worn the yellow Jersey at the Tour de France. Rohan also recorded the highest average speed in Tour de France history with 55.45km/h over the 13.8km course. So how did the Cycling Champion get to the world’s biggest stage?

Each year the SASI Talent Search programs test over 5000 students across schools in South Australia in search of the next World Champions.  A very rigorous testing process with only a small percentage of the 5000+ making to SASI programs and scholarships each year. Rohan Dennis being one of the few back in 2004 when the SASI Talent Search Team went to test students at Rohan’s school and identified him as having the right physiological attributes to become an elite athlete in the sport of Cycling. So how did the Cycling Champion get to the world’s biggest stage?

 Rohan Dennis' Timeline by Year (PDF, 196 KB)

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