Michael Rogers

Mick Rogers interview part I: how the clenbuterol case made me a better rider

Sidelined for several months this season as a result of his positive test for clenbuterol at last year’s Japan Cup, Tinkoff Saxo rider Mick Rogers has said that while his suspension – later reversed by the UCI – was a very stressful period, that it ultimately made him a much better rider. The Australian told […]


Rogers to remain with Tinkoff-Saxo until end of 2016

Having had what was arguably the best season of his career, Michael Rogers has been given a new two year deal by his Tinkoff-Saxo team and will continue in the colours of the squad until at least the end of 2016. Rogers took two stages in the Giro d’Italia and also landed his first-ever win […]


Michael Rogers wins stage 16 after late attack off the Port de Bales

Michael Rogers (Tinkoff-Saxo) has added a Tour de France stage victory to the two wins he took at the Giro d’Italia earlier this year, attacking on a long descent to the finish of stage 16 to take a thrilling solo victory. Rogers was part of a 21-rider escape group that got away on the first […]


Michael Rogers: Nibali is ‘very superior’

Had things gone fully to plan, Tinkoff Saxo rider Michael Rogers would be riding in support of team leader Alberto Contador, pacesetting the Spaniard towards a third Tour de France victory. Instead, Contador is out of the race and Rogers has had to acknowledge that a rival is the likely winner of this year’s Tour. […]


Michael Rogers: I believe a team defines its character in tough moments

Still coming to terms with the crash-enforced withdrawal of Alberto Contador two days ago, Michael Rogers has spoken about the low mood on the Tinkoff Saxo team but also the determination to still make a mark on the race. “Things could be better but we have to soldier on,” he told CyclingTips at the start […]


Contador says surge wasn’t bid for yellow jersey, Rogers also speaks

Alberto Contador has said that the pressure he put on close to the finish of stage two of the Tour de France was simply intended to size up his opponents, and that he didn’t have the intention of trying to take the yellow jersey. The Tinkoff Saxo rider ramped up the pace 5.3 kilometres from […]


Rogers conquers Zoncolan, Quintana set for Giro d’Italia win

Ten days after taking his first-ever Grand Tour stage win in Savona, Michael Rogers notched up his second, and this time in rather more spectacular surroundings. The Australian rider was the strongest out of a twenty man breakaway group which went clear at the start of the 167 kilometre stage to the top of Monte […]


Rogers adds to Australian success at Giro with solo stage win

Almost one month after it was announced that he had been cleared to compete again by the UCI, Michael Rogers raced to the first Grand Tour stage victory of his career on stage 11 of the Giro d’Italia. The Australian rider attacked inside the final twenty kilometres, slipping away on the descent of the Naso […]


Rogers cleared but questions about clenbuterol remain

The UCI announced on Wednesday that Tinkoff-Saxo rider Michael Rogers would not be sanctioned for an adverse analytical finding for clenbuterol following the Japan Cup Cycle Road Race late last year. Rogers won the race on October 20 – only three days after he left China following the Tour of Beijing – and thus told […]


Michael Rogers goes positive for Clenbuterol

The UCI has sent out a press release advising that Australian rider Michael Rogers has been provisionally suspended in response to a report from the WADA-accredited laboratory in Tokyo indicating an adverse analytical finding of clenbuterol in a urine sample collected from him in a test during the Japan Cup Cycle Road Race on 20 […]