"The 33"-Road Bike Racing - Michael Rogers
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06-09-03, 11:25 PM
On Saturday I became aware of a young Australian guy called Michael Rogers. He´s just 23 years old an won this year´s Belgian Tour and recently the German Tour by performing an unbelievable TT (42 km) in which he defeated Ullrich (2nd) by more than one minute.
I never heard of him before but to me it seems that he will be the next upcoming star from Down Under.
06-10-03, 09:16 PM
Yeah, he is pretty young, and this has been his best season so far. But he's actually been around for a while already. He won the tour down under last year with Mapei. In that race he flatted and a spectator by the side of the road just happened to have a C-40 that was about the right size, and he lent it to Rogers, who regoined the peloton and kept control of the lead to win the TDU.
I've known he was a gread TT'er for a while, but I was a bit surprised he did so well on the summit finish in the Tour of Germany to keep himself within striking distance of the GC.
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