Tinkoff-Saxo Extends Contract With Michael Rogers

Tinkoff-Saxo happily announces that Michael Rogers will stay with the team. The team has signed a two-year deal with the Australian rider securing his great talent and decisive experience for the coming seasons. Michael Rogers is pleased to continue and looks forward to being a part of the team for yet another two seasons. “I’m very excited about extending. For the last two seasons and … [Read more...]

Michael Rogers Sees The Silver Lining In Tour Win

by Barnaby CHESTERMAN BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France, July 22, 2014 (AFP) - Michael Rogers said he had learnt lessons when serving a temporary doping suspension that helped him win his first ever Tour de France stage. The 34-year-old Australian escaped from a five-man breakaway group to claim victory on the Tour's mammoth 237.5km 16th stage from Carcassonne to Bagneres-de-Luchon on … [Read more...]

Giro d’Italia Stage 20 Attacks The Historic Zoncolan

MONTE ZONCOLAN, Italy, May 31, 2014 (AFP) - Nairo Quintana of Colombia is certain of Giro d'Italia victory barring any final stage disaster after preserving his handsome lead in Saturday's penultimate 20th stage won by Australia's Michael Rogers. Quintana came home in a pack ahead of his closest rival Rigoberto Uran and carries a 3min 7sec lead into Sunday's closing 172km flat run. … [Read more...]

Michael Rogers Makes His Comeback Felt At Giro d’Italia

SAVONA, Italy, May 21, 2014 (AFP) - Australia's Michael Rogers won the 11th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Wednesday as his compatriot Cadel Evans retained the leader's pink jersey. Rogers, riding for the Tinkoff team, came home 10 seconds ahead of the pack at the end of the 249km ride from Collecchio to Savona after breaking clear on the final descent, 20km from the finish. Simon … [Read more...]

Exonerated Michael Rogers Comeback At Liege-Bastogne-Liege

LIEGE, Belgium, April 25, 2014 (AFP) - Australian Michael Rogers will make his return to competitive racing at Sunday's Liege-Bastogne-Liege race after having his provisional doping ban lifted by the International Cycling Union (UCI). On Wednesday, the UCI lifted their suspension against Rogers after accepting he did not intentionally take the banned stimulant clenbuterol. The … [Read more...]

Michael Rogers Welcomes Lifting Of UCI Doping Ban

SYDNEY, April 24, 2014 (AFP) - Australian cyclist Michael Rogers has welcomed the lifting of a doping ban for a banned stimulant, saying it has ended a very difficult time for him. The International Cycling Union (UCI) on Wednesday lifted its doping ban on Rogers, who last year tested positive for clenbuterol in a urine sample at the Japan Cup. The UCI accepted the 34-year-old's … [Read more...]

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

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...]