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Who is...........african
Jul 22, 2002 12:48 PM
Bob Roll and why is he on those adverts anyway..........?
re: Who is...........Bob Roll?Fredrico
Jul 22, 2002 1:19 PM
He was a non-conformist, witty, tell-it-like-it-is, good humored rider with the 7-11 team in the late eighties or early nineties, from Colorado, I think. He was well liked by his teammates and the fans, who lovingly referred to him as "Bobke." He also raced mountain bikes for awhile, after the 7-11 Team dissolved.

That's for starters, anyway.
re: Who is...........Bob Roll?PdxMark
Jul 23, 2002 5:21 PM
Here's is bio from OLN

A professional cyclist since 1984, Bob Roll currently races for Litespeed's Professional Cycling Team. In addition, he's also a cycling analyst for The Outdoor Life Network, and a tester for OLN's Gear Guide program.

Career Highlights:
· Member of the Cycling Hall of Fame as part of the original 7-Eleven Cycling Team
· Former member of the Motorola Cycling Team
· Five-time Tour de France racer
· Four-time Giro d'Italia racer
· Eight-time Paris-Roubaix racer
· Three-time Tour de Suisse racer
· Won stage 3 of the 1988 Tour de Romandie
· Won stage 11 of the 1985 Coors Classic
· Won the 1997 & 1998 San Franciso Hill Climb
· Raced in eight World Championships

Born on July 7, 1960 in Oakland, California, Bob currently lives in Durango, Colorado. He has written one book, A Ride on the Wild Side, as well as many articles for VeloNews, Bike, Mountain Bike, and other cycling publications.