Bob Roll Biography
Bob Roll is an American former professional cyclist, author as well as a television sports commentator who was born in Oakland, California as Bob “Bobke” Roll. He was a member of the 7-Eleven Cycling Team until 1990 as well as competed for the Motorola Cycling Team in the year 1991. He moved to Greg LeMond’s Z team and added mountain biking to his racing accomplishments in the year 1992. The roll continued racing mountain bikes professionally through the year 1998. He is best known in the cycling world as well as to his global cable television fans, fondly, as “Bobke”. He is the author of Bobke: A Ride on the Wild Side of Cycling, Bobke II as well as two Tour de France Companion volumes. (“Bobke” is Southern Dutch for “Bobby”.) Also, Roll has also had many columns published in VeloNews. He is credited with suggesting that Joe Parkin, a professional cyclist as well as author, move to Europe and wrote the foreword for Joe’s first book. As the accounts of the now legendary story go, in the year 1998 a young Lance Armstrong, continuing to recover from testicular cancer remediation, had recently dropped out of the Paris–Nice cycling race. Armstrong’s training coach, Chris Carmichael, invited the affable as well as entertaining Roll to journey to Boone, North Carolina, to talk alongside Lance and do training rides with the young Armstrong for several days. He was extremely discouraged by his recent European cycling results as well as Carmichael believed Armstrong had lost his career focus and was on the verge of fully retiring from professional cycling. Almost out of desperation, Carmichael talked Armstrong into doing one last series of intensive training rides alongside “Bobke” as his riding partner. Roll was up to the challenge and was a promising future cycling talent as well as his cycling career was in jeopardy. According to Roll, “I am sure Lance had probably never met a bike racer like me…a person who could still find some joy and happiness in such weather misery.
Bob Roll Age
Bob Roll was born in 7 July 1960, in Oakland, California, United States and his birth sign is Leo.
Bob Roll Height
Roll stands at an average height.
Bob Roll Education
Details about where he attended school are not clear to the public but we are keeping tabs and will update you once this information is available.
Bob Roll Family
Roll was born and raised by his parents in Oakland, California, United States.
Bob Roll Wife
Roll is married to his lovely wife Chiara Roll.
Bob Roll Net Worth
Bob has an estimated Net Worth of between $1 million dollars and $5 million dollars which includes his Assets, Money, and Income and his main source of income is his career as a professional cyclist, author as well as a television sports commentator.