Michael Rogers (cyclist)
Rogers at the 2012 Tour de France.
|Full name||Michael Rogers|
20 December 1979 |
Barham, New South Wales, Australia
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||74 kg (163 lb; 11.7 st)|
|Infobox last updated on
31 May 2014
Michael ('Mick') Rogers (born 20 December 1979 in Barham, New South Wales) is a retired Australian professional road bicycle racer who grew up in Canberra ACT, and most recently rode for Tinkoff. He is a three-time World Time-Trial Champion, winning consecutively in 2003 (after David Millar was stripped for doping), 2004 and 2005. Rogers turned professional in 1999 with Mapei–Quick-Step, which became Quick Step. In 2013 Rogers joined Tinkoff and in 2014 won his first Tour de France stage.
Rogers was part of the Australian Institute of Sport, which led him to move to Europe at age 16 as an amateur. He started as a track racer under coach Charlie Walsh. Rogers won the world time-trial championship in 2003, 2004 and 2005. He came second in 2003 but became champion after the winner, David Millar, was disqualified for doping. Rogers received his rainbow jersey and gold medal on the day of the 2004 championship, thereby receiving two gold medals on the same day.
Rogers finished fourth in the road time trial at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. In May 2011 US cyclist Tyler Hamilton returned his gold medal for this event after admitting to doping during his cycling career, and in August 2012 the International Olympic Committee formally stripped Hamilton of his victory, resulting in Rogers being awarded the bronze medal. In September 2015, he received the Olympic medal in a ceremony at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.
T Mobile (2006–2010)
On 15 July, Rogers withdrew on the 8th stage of the 2007 Tour after breaking a collar bone in a crash descending the Cormet de Roselend. He continued until the doctor arrived from attending fellow Australian Stuart O'Grady, who ended up stretchered to hospital.
It was after this that Rogers contracted mononucleosis (glandular fever), which caused a dip in his racing form for some time. By late 2009 he had returned to form and began to have significant racing success, with Team Columbia–High Road, the successor to T-Mobile. In 2010, as leader of his team, he won the Tour of Andalucia, and then the Tour of California (the first non-American to do so).
After a disappointing 2010 Tour de France (37th overall), Rogers announced he would concentrate in future on shorter races (e.g. one week in length) as he was no longer suited to the longer tours.
Team Sky (2011–2012)
In October 2010 it was announced that he would leave Team HTC–Columbia and join British based Team Sky for the 2011 racing season. However he suffered a relapse of his mononucleosis early in the season and was unable to defend his 2010 Tour of California title. Rogers returned to fitness towards the end of the season.
Rogers began the 2012 season with third place in the Australian National Time Trial Championships, and led Team Sky at the Tour Down Under, where he finished 4th in the general classification. In March, Rogers finished third at the Critérium International; he placed second to BMC Racing Team's Cadel Evans in the individual time trial around Porto-Vecchio, and finished eighth on the final stage, the summit finish of the Col de l'Ospedale. After finishing fifth in April's Tour de Romandie, Rogers won May's Bayern-Rundfahrt stage race in Germany, winning Stage 2 and the time trial Stage 4 in the process, his first victories whilst riding for Sky. Rogers then rode the Critérium du Dauphiné, helping leader Bradley Wiggins win the race, whilst finishing second overall himself after a strong ride in the time trial. Rogers was selected in the Sky squad for the Tour de France, as one of Wiggins' key domestiques. He suffered a crash towards the end of Stage 1, but was able to make it back to the peloton. Rogers played a key team role in the rest of the race, setting the tempo on mountains and notably bringing back a long range attack by Cadel Evans on Stage 11, as Sky ultimately achieved a 1–2 finish in the GC with Wiggins and Chris Froome.
Team Saxo-Tinkoff (2013–)
In May, Rogers was the runner-up to Tejay van Garderen in the Tour of California. In July Rogers rode the Tour de France in support of Alberto Contador and finished in 16th place. In October he won the Japan Cup one-day race. In December it was announced that he had tested positive for clenbuterol at the latter race. He was suspended from cycling pending further investigation. On 23 April 2014 the UCI announced he would be cleared of any wrongdoing, no further action would be taken and that Rogers would be free to race again. The UCI accepted that there was a significant probability that the clenbuterol came from contaminated meat consumed while Rogers was competing in China, where the drug is often consumed by animals in slaughterhouses to exhibit better performance in farm sporting events.
He returned to racing just in time to ride the 2014 Giro d'Italia. Throughout much of the race, he rode in support of Rafal Majka. He won his first ever Grand Tour individual stage on the eleventh stage and also won the penultimate stage summit finish at the Monte Zoncolan.
On 22 July 2014, Michael Rogers won his first stage of the Tour de France. It was the 16th day on the longest stage (237.5 km) from Carcassonne to Bagnères-de-Luchon with a time of 6 hrs 07'10". He attacked Cyril Gautier at the bottom of the descent of the Port de Balès with 5 km to cover to win in solo fashion.
- 1st Junior National Time Trial Championships
- Junior World Track Championships
- 2nd World Under-19 Time Trial Championships
- 1st Commonwealth Games 20 km Scratch Race
- 1st Individual Pursuit National Track Championships
- 2nd World Under-23 Time Trial Championships
- 1st Stage 2 Tour Down Under
- 3rd World Under-23 Time Trial Championships
- 2nd Grand Prix Eddy Merckx (with Fabian Cancellara)
- 2nd Duo Normand (with Fabian Cancellara)
- 4th Overall Redlands Classic
- 4th Joseph Vögeli Memorial
- 6th Chrono des Herbiers
- 9th Overall Circuit Franco-Belge
- 10th Circuito de Getxo
- 1st Overall Tour de Beauce
- 1st Overall Tour Down Under
- 1st Stage 2
- 2nd Individual Time Trial Commonwealth Games
- 1st World Time Trial Championships
- 1st Overall Deutschland Tour
- 1st Stage 6
- 1st Overall Route du Sud
- 1st Stage 3
- 1st Overall Tour of Belgium
- 1st World Time Trial Championships
- 2nd Firenze–Pistoia
- 3rd 2004 Summer Olympics Men's road time trial
- 4th Grand Prix des Nations
- 6th Overall Tour de Luxembourg
- 7th Chrono des Herbiers
- 8th Overall Paris–Nice
- 9th LuK Challenge Chrono Bühl
- 1st World Time Trial Championships
- 2nd Overall Tour de Suisse
- 4th Overall Volta a Catalunya
- 2nd Overall Regio-Tour International
- 1st Stage 3
- 4th LuK Challenge Chrono Bühl
- 5th Overall Tour of Britain
- 8th Overall Circuit de la Sarthe
- 9th Overall Tour de France
- 2nd Overall Volta a Catalunya
- 7th Overall Tour of California
- 2nd Overall Tour of Missouri
- 2nd Overall Sachsen Tour
- 3rd Overall Eneco Tour
- 5th Olympic Road Race
- 1st National Time Trial Championships
- 3rd Overall Tour of California
- 6th Overall Tour Down Under
- 6th Overall Giro d'Italia
- 1st Stage 1 TTT
- 8th Overall Vuelta al País Vasco
- 1st Overall Tour of California
- 1st Overall Vuelta a Andalucía
- 2nd Overall Critérium International
- 3rd Montepaschi Strade Bianche
- 3rd Overall Tour de Romandie
- 1st Overall Bayern-Rundfahrt
- 1st Stages 2 & 4 (ITT)
- 2nd Overall Critérium du Dauphiné
- 3rd Overall Critérium International
- 3rd National Time Trial Championships
- 4th Overall Tour Down Under
- 5th Overall Tour de Romandie
- 6th Olympic Time Trial
- 9th Overall Danmark Rundt
1st Japan Cup
- 2nd Overall Tour of California
- 6th Overall Critérium du Dauphiné
- Giro d'Italia
- 1st Stages 11 & 20
- 1st Stage 16 Tour de France
- 3rd Overall Route du Sud
- 7th Overall Eneco Tour
Grand Tour general classification results timeline
WD = Withdrew; In Progress = IP
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- Associated Press (10 August 2012). "Tyler Hamilton stripped of Athens Olympics gold after doping admission". The Guardian.
- "Australian Olympic Committee awards Michael Rogers with bronze medal from Olympic Games Athens 2004". International Olympic Committee. 1 September 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
- Vaughan, Roger (10 January 2012). "Durbridge wins, Bobridge in hospital". The Sydney Morning Herald (Fairfax Media). Australian Associated Press. Retrieved 21 January 2012.
- "Evans wins Critérium International time trial". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 24 March 2012. Retrieved 25 March 2012.
- "Fedrigo wins final stage of Critérium International". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 25 March 2012. Retrieved 25 March 2012.
- Ben Atkins (27 May 2012). "Bayern-Rundfahrt: Michael Rogers takes the race as Alessandro Petacchi wins his third stage". Velo Nation (Velo Nation LLC). Retrieved 7 December 2012.
- Wynn, Nigel (18 October 2012). "Team Sky riders and staff must sign anti-doping policy". Cycling Weekly. IPC Media. Retrieved 26 June 2013.
- "Results: 2013 Amgen Tour of California, stage 8". VeloNews (Competitor Group, Inc.). 19 May 2013. Retrieved 19 May 2013.
- Barry Ryan (2013-10-20). "Michael Rogers Returns Adverse Analytical Finding For Clenbuterol". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 2013-12-18.
- "No ban for Rogers after Clenbuterol positive". Cyclingnews.com. 2014-04-23. Retrieved 2014-04-23.
- http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/more-sports/australias-michael-rogers-wins-longest-stage-of-tour-de-france/article19706440/ Australia's Michael Rogers Wins Longest Stage of Tour de France
- UCI (2014-04-23). "Press Release: Michael Rogers – Clenbuterol Adverse Analytical Finding". Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 2014-04-23.
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