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July 14, 2003

Yahoo! Sport | Rogers says it's all white to help Virenque

Yahoo! Sport talks to Australian Michael Rogers, 23, who has been placed as high as 3rd in the young riders' battle for the white jersey. On Sunday, Rogers had to suspend his efforts in that competition to pace QuickStep team leader Richard Virenque up l'Alpe d'Huez:

[T]he Canberra-born rider keeping one eye on the white jersey for the race's best under-25 rider while trying to help Virenque on his quest at high altitude.

And although his unselfish efforts on Sunday dented his overall chances, Rogers is confident he can make up for lost time.

"The Tour is far from over and as far as the young riders' competition is concerned there's still a few interesting stages left," said Rogers, who finished the eighth stage along with Virenque at 9:29 adrift of Mayo.

Posted by Frank Steele on July 14, 2003 in Tour news | Permalink


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