September 29, 2004
Rogers earns a rainbow
Rogers, riding on home ground (he lives and trains around Verona), beat Germany's Michael Rich by 1:12 and Kazakhstan's Alexandre Vinokourov by 1:25. It was the 3rd 2nd-place finish for Rich at the world's, also second in 2000 and 2002.
U.S. TT champ Dave Zabriskie was 5th overall. Not racing for the U.S. were Lance Armstrong, Tyler Hamilton, Levi Leipheimer, or Bobby Julich.
Zabriskie, in VeloNews:
"I tried to go as fast as I could. I wanted to win today," said a disappointed Zabriskie, who stopped at 11 seconds slower than bronze medalist Vinokourov. "I had a good ride. I just went all out."