Rosario Scoleri


Rosario Scoleri started his cycling career in 1969 until 1995. He is a well-known cyclist of his generation especially in the South Pacific (New Caledonia, Tahiti, Australia, New Zealand) but also in Europe. He won approximatively 70 road cycling races and over 1300 track cycling races. His nickname was "The King of the Sprint" because of his numerous victories on track.


He raced against the best riders of his time such as Daniel Morelon, Gerard Quintin, Pierre Trentin, Yave Cahard, Eddy Merckx, Patrick Sercu, Michael Turtur, Kenrick Tucker, Gary Sutton, Danny Clark, Stephen Pate, Robin Croker, Martin Vinnicombe, Malcom Patcock, Harry Kent, Graeme Miller, Michael McRedmond.

He is the one-kilometer race record holder in New Caledonia and Tahiti since 1984 with a time of 1min08,50s. He was also the 200m sprint record holder in New Caledonia with a time of 11,2s (open track).


Rosario is a certified level 1 coach. In 1987, he was the founder of a cycling club in Noumea, New Caledonia. Today he shares his experience by giving sporting advice to the younger generations.