Mick Rogers life and biography

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Mick Rogers biography

Date of birth : 1979-12-20
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Barham, New South Wales, Australia
Nationality : Australian
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-07-21
Credited as : Cyclist for Team Columbia-High Road and T-Mobile Team, participating on Tour de France, UCI ProTour

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Michael 'Mick' Rogers (born 20 December 1979 in Barham, New South Wales) is an Australian professional road bicycle racer who grew up in Canberra ACT, and rides for Team Columbia-High Road. Rogers turned professional in 1999 with Mapei, which became Quick Step. In 2005 Rogers joined T-Mobile Team and led it for the 2007 Tour de France.

Rogers was part of the Australian Institute of Sport, which led him to live in Europe 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.

In the 2003 Tour de France, Rogers helped Richard Virenque win his sixth Polka dot jersey as King of the Mountains. He was the last rider left to help in Virenque's day-long escape and stage win.

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 Roseland. 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 the new Team HTC-Columbia. In 2010, as leader of his team, he won the Tour of Andalucia, then the prestigious Tour of California (the first non-American to do so).

Rogers lives in Varese, Italy with his Italian wife and twin daughters.

Palmares

1996
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Junior National Time Trial Champion

1997
1st Jersey rainbow.svg World U-19 Team Pursuit Champion
1st Jersey rainbow.svg World U-19 Points Race Champion
2nd Silver medal blank.svg World U-19 Time Trial Championship

1998
1st Gold medal blank.svg 1998 Commonwealth Games 20 km Scratch Race
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Individual Pursuit Australian National Track Championships

1999
2nd Silver medal blank.svg World U-23 Time Trial Championship

2000
1st Stage 2 Tour Down Under
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg World U-23 Time Trial Championship

2002
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de Beauce
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour Down Under
1st Stage 2
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Individual Time Trial Commonwealth Games

2003
1st MaillotMundialCrono.PNG UCI Road World Championships Time Trial
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Deutschland Tour
1st Stage 6
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Route du Sud
1st Stage 3
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de Belgium

2004
1st MaillotMundialCrono.PNG UCI Road World Championships Time Trial
4th Stage 7 Tour de France
4th 2004 Summer Olympics Men's Individual Time Trial

2005
1st MaillotMundialCrono.PNG UCI Road World Championships Time Trial
2nd Overall Tour de Suisse
4th Overall Volta a Catalunya

2006
2nd Overall Regio-Tour International
1st Stage 3
9th Overall Tour de France
2nd Stage 3

2007
2nd Overall Volta a Catalunya
7th Overall Tour of California

2008
2nd Overall Tour of Missouri
2nd Overall Sachsen Tour
3rd Overall Eneco tour of Benelux
5th Olympic Road Race
11th Overall Dauphiné Libéré

2009
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG National Time Trial Champion
3rd Overall Tour of California
6th Overall Tour Down Under
7th Overall Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 1 TTT
8th Overall Vuelta al País Vasco

2010
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour of California
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Vuelta a Andalucia
2nd Overall Criterium International
3rd Montepaschi Strade Bianche
3rd Overall Tour de Romandie

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