UCI Lifts Doping Ban On Australian Michael Rogers

HUY, Belgium, April 23, 2014 (AFP) - The International Cycling Union (UCI) on Wednesday lifted its doping ban on Australian Michael Rogers, who last year tested positive for clenbuterol. Rogers was provisionally banned after testing for the banned stimulant, which increases aerobic capacity, in a urine sample at the Japan Cup last October. However, the 34-year-old has now been … [Read more...]

Michael Rogers Blames Contaminated Food For Positive Test

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SYDNEY, Dec 19, 2013 (AFP) - Australian triple world time-trial champion Michael Rogers claims contaminated food may have caused him to test positive for the banned substance clenbuterol, his Saxo-Tinkoff team said. World governing body the International Cycling Union (UCI) on Wednesday provisionally suspended Rogers and Belgian Jonathan Breyne over alleged doping offenses. In a … [Read more...]

Michael Rogers Has Adverse Analytical Finding For Clenbuterol

Today, Michael Rogers has been advised by the UCI that he returned an adverse analytical finding for clenbuterol in an A-sample taken in connection with Japan Cup on the 20th October 2013. Michael Rogers immediately informed Saxo-Tinkoff's management about the notification from the UCI. The Australian explained to the team management that he never ingested the substance knowingly nor … [Read more...]

Michael Rogers Returns To Haunt Team Sky

by Justin Davis SAINT-AMAND-MONTROND, France, July 12, 2013 (AFP) - Australia's Michael Rogers was singled out for special praise on the Tour de France 13th stage Friday as he helped loosen Chris Froome's grip on the yellow jersey. Froome, who has been in the race lead since winning a dramatic eighth stage to the summit of Ax-Trois-Domaines in the Pyrenees, started the day with … [Read more...]

Michael Rogers Looking Forward To Upcoming Challenges

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Michael Rogers joined Team Saxo-Tinkoff from January 1st 2013. The Australian rider has won the time trial World Championships three times along with overall stage race victories in Route de Sud, Tour of California, Deutschland Tour, Tour of Belgium, Vuelta a Andalucia and Bayern Rundfarht. His obvious TT-skills combined with the ability to climb makes him a highly desired rider at any … [Read more...]

Micahel Rogers Joins Team Saxo-Tinkoff

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[07.12 13:00] Australian rider Michael Rogers joins Team Saxo-Tinkoff. The 32 year old all-rounder from New South Wales has agreed to a contract for the coming two seasons, adding significant strength to Team Saxo-Tinkoff's roster. Michael Rogers, a former TT World Champion, has on many occasions shown his great strength in both time trialing and climbing, which make him a super domestique. … [Read more...]

Bradley Wiggins Wins His Second Straight Dauphine

CHATEL, France, June 10, 2012 - Britain's Team Sky rider Bradley Wiggins won the Criterium du Dauphine for the second year running here Sunday, as Spain's Daniel Moreno won the seventh and final stage. Katusha rider Moreno edged ahead of compatriot Luis Leon Sanchez and Australia's Cadel Evans -- last year's Tour de France winner -- to win the 124.5km ride from Morzine to Chatel in the … [Read more...]

Cycling Stars Pay Tribute As Well-Liked Coach Dies

PARIS - Australian Michael Rogers and Italy's Ivan Basso were among a number of top cyclists to pay tribute to Aldo Sassi after the popular Italian coach died in the early hours of Monday. Known for his staunch anti-doping stance, Sassi's training philosophy brought much success to some of the world's top riders. The Italian, who founded and presided over the Mapei Research Center for … [Read more...]

Michael Rogers Signs To Ride With Team Sky

PARIS - Australia's Michael Rogers has ended a successful five-year spell with HTC-Columbia by signing for British outfit Team Sky. The 30-year-old from Canberra, a three-time world time trial champion, brings a wealth of stage-racing experience as a veteran of nine Grand Tours. Sports director Sean Yates is delighted to have Rogers on board and feels he can be a great role model for … [Read more...]

Rogers Calls Time On Yellow Jersey Quest

BORDEAUX, France - Australian Michael Rogers says he will call time on his quest for the Tour de France yellow jersey after yet another painful and humbling experience on the race. Rogers, who finished ninth in 2006, was one of several big-name victims to perform below expectations in a particularly tough 97th edition which is set to crown Spaniard Alberto Contador as champion ahead of Andy … [Read more...]