February 11, 1974
Hometown: Napierville, Quebec
Residence: St-Lambert, Quebec
Weight: 137 lbs
The 2003 Canadian National Road Race Champion, Dominique Perras is
known for his aggressive racing and climbing ability.
In 2005, Dominique was the highest-placed Canadian in the three biggest
races in the U.S. - the Dodge Tour de Georgia (28th overall), the
Wachovia USPRO Championships in Philadelphia (18th), and the Barclays
Global Investors Grand Prix SF (10th).
In May, Dominique placed 6th overall in the Tour of Connecticut after
taking 4th place in its extremely difficult Waterbury circuit race.
July saw Dominique take second overall in the Fitchburg-Longsjo Classic
and third in the Canadian National Road Race Championship.
He 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 Kodakgallery.com/Sierra Nevada racer, having spent
several seasons in Europe with the Phonak and other top teams.
Dominique has won stages of international events like Australia's
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.
He has represented Canada in the World Championships on three occasions,
racing as a junior in 1992 and twice finishing as a professional in
2000 and 2003.
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 Hoefer, were married following the 2005 racing