Mick Rogers put Thomas Voeckler in serious difficulty on the final HC climb (Port de Bales). He said after the race, “I knew the finish from several years ago. I think it was 2010 and Voeckler won the stage, so I knew he was really motivated. I said to myself on the descent that I was going to take risks. I was desperate for the win and understood the opportunity that was in front of me. Europcar made some errors and I was able to pick up on them very quickly. Was it easy? Absolutely not. There’s no gifts at the Tour and if you win a stage it’s because you were the best.”
  • Stuttgart5

    Not the friendliest rider I’ve ever met.

    • PAUL R

      I think that Mick is a quite guy,sometimes that can come across the wrong way.
      with that personality type it can take a bit for them to open up,introverted and deep thinker id say.

      • Stuttgart5

        You are right. I’ve “met” him twice, at Worlds in Hamilton and the ToC near San Jose. There are so many friendly riders. Boonen entertained the crowd warming up for his TT in Solvang. Rogers was trying to win the overall however.

  • Larry @CycleItalia

    Geez, the guy’s got a faulty heart but still manages to win big-time races? I have a similar heart issue, only discovered a few years ago – there goes my excuse for being a terrible bike racer I guess?

    • jules

      TSP wrote that a lot of pros have heart issues. It’s a bit like an F1 engine copping a beating over and over.

  • PAUL R

    All the best with the heart mick,looking forward to see you on the front putting in for the team and stage wins.

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