Mick Rogers way to go!


Mick Rogers

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I’ve been following the Tour de France 2014 and loving it. Michael Rogers, one of the riders for Team Tinkoff Saxo is one of my favourite riders to watch, and he’s an Aussie. I also followed him in the Giro D’Italia this year where he won 2 stages of this amazing bike rice as well.

But yesterday when he won stage 16, a 237.5 kilometre-long ride from Carcassonne to Bagneres-de-Luchon in the Pyrenees in a time of 6 hours, 7 minutes, 10 seconds, his performance was just brilliant. A great culmination of brains, experience and sheer Aussie determination. I particularly like how when he was interviewed afterwards by a reporter after the race, he was commenting on the 2 French riders from Team Eurosport who were in the breakaway with him and who were playing the 1-2 game with him he said, “Don’t mess with me, I wasn’t going to take that sh%t..” He also said he’d been been in this position too many times not to win.

Just love it when Australians shine on the international stage.

Well done Mick!