July 17, 2003
Australia's Michael Rogers, 19th in the prologue, says "I still fancy my chances" in Friday's time trial:
...[A] series of blistering performances, climaxing in the Tour of Germany where he was more than a minute quicker than both Jan Ullrich and Alexandre Vinokourov, mean he is one of the favourites for victory against the clock.
Rogers told the BBC Sport website: "My form really has come good at the right moment and I'd feel confident going into any time trial whoever I'm up against.
Rogers got in the break with Stuart O'Grady today, so may not have quite the energy he'll need in the TT tomorrow.
I'd like to point that to Ullrich the Tour of Germany wasn't a competition, it was training. He was very far from his present shape. The prologue is a better (but limited) hint as to what might be the classement tomorrow.
Posted by: Chris K at Jul 17, 2003 5:36:44 PM