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June 29, 2007

Rogers still suffering from April knee injury

Canberra Times | Knee injury threatens to knock Rogers out of Tour de France

T-Mobile captain Michael Rogers could miss the Tour, as a micro-fracture in his right knee continues to plague him. Rogers missed the last three stages at the Tour de Suisse, but says he's still 90 percent to start in London next Saturday.

“For this to happen now it's a kick in the teeth for everyone. We're just going to deal with it the best we can,” Rogers said.

“The team's been relatively stressed too because my whole year has been based around the Tour and for this to come up now isn't ideal.”

“It tests your nerves. I just get up in the morning to go for a ride and pray my knee will be fine.”

Rogers, a 3-time world time trial champion, finished 10th at last year's Tour.

After extensive Tour preparation, Rogers has cut back on his mileage, and said he'll likely need to ride back into top condition if he's able to start the Tour.

Posted by Frank Steele on June 29, 2007 in Michael Rogers, Tour de France 2007 | Permalink


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