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Born: February 11, 1974
Hometown: Napierville, Quebec
Residence: St-Lambert, Quebec
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 137 lbs
Turned pro: 1999

Commonwealth Games

The 2003 Canadian National Road Race Champion, Nevada's Dominique Perras is known for his attacking style and climbing ability.

After a solid performance at the Tour of the Gila in May, a lingering virus dragged down Dominique's mid-season form but he bounced back with a hard-fought third place finish in the Canadian national championships on July 2.

Over the rest of the summer, Dominique returned to form as one of North America's elite climbers, comfortably making critical selections over the toughest climbs of the Tour de 'Toona and the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, where he finished 9th overall.

During the 2005 season, Dominique was a consistent team leader from spring to fall. In April, his aggressive riding in the Tour de Georgia's last stage and 28th overall finish were Nevada's top results. In September, he finished 10th in the San Francisco Grand Prix and earned a trip to represent Canada in the World Championships.

Along the way, Dominique finished 6th in the Tour of Connecticut after taking 4th in the very difficult Waterbury stage, 18th in the USPRO Championships in Philadelphia, 2nd overall at the Fitchburg-Longsjo Classic, and 3rd in the Canadian National Championships. Capping off the season, he finished 2nd overall in Australia's Herald Sun Tour in October after holding the lead for several days.

Dominique has been a member of the Canadian national team since 1992 and a full-time pro cyclist since 1999. He also has the most European experience of any Nevada racer, having spent several seasons in Europe with Phonak and other top teams.

During his career, Dominique has won stages of international events like the aforementioned Herald Sun Tour and Japan's Tour of Hokkaido, and has worn the Best Climber's jersey in the Tour of Romandie, one of the world's most competitive stage races.

In addition to racing on all six inhabited continents, Dominique has competed in the World Championships on four occasions, racing as a junior in 1992 and as a professional in 2000, 2003, and 2005.

Dominique graduated in 1998 from the University of Laval in Quebec City, and began graduate studies in International Affairs at the University of Connecticut before cycling put his academic pursuits on hold. He and his wife, Elise Hofer, were married following the 2005 racing season are expecting their first child this fall.


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