Roland Green would ride whatever he could get his hands on as a teen. After showing promise in various bike races, he took to competitive road racing in 1991. His career took off in 1993, when he won the world junior gold medal in Abitibi, Quebec.
After five years riding speed bikes, he switched to mountain biking. He won several Canada Cup races and the national title in 1996, and placed fourth in an under-23 world championship race. In 1998, his first full year on the World Cup cross-country circuit, he finished 66th overall. He improved to 33rd and wound up 10th in 2000, the year he placed second at the World championships.
That was his coming out. He dominated cross-country through 2003, winning UCI World Cup titles in 2001 and 2002 and Commonwealth Games gold in 2002. His last Canadian mountain bike title came in 2003, and after 15 seasons he retired from competition in 2005.
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