Rogers takes third Worlds time trial title

ichael Rogers takes the elite men's time trial in Madrid - the first rider to win the title three t

ichael Rogers takes the elite men's time trial in Madrid - the first rider to win the title three t
PIC BY TDWSPORT.COM "There's going to be a huge party tonight!" Australian Michael Rogers told reporters after becoming the first rider to win three rainbow jerseys - in Rogers' case, in a row - in the time trial world championship. On the 44km course in Madrid, Spain, defending champion Rogers - who also won the title in 2003 - showed his class against the clock, coming home 24 seconds ahead of home rider Jose Enrique Gutierrez, with Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara in third, the same margin back. "It is a really hard course. It was very hard on the climbs and in the second part there was a lot of uphill," Rogers, who during the season rides for the Belgian Quick Step-Innergetic squad, told Eurosport. "I went out to ride within myself and try to accelerate on the last section. That was the tactic and it seemed to work." 1 Michael Rogers (Australia) 44km in 53.34 (ave 49.49kph) 2 Jose Enrique Gutierrez (Spain) 0.24 3 Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland) 4 Ruben Plaza(Spain) 0.43 5 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kazakhstan) 1.19 6 Andrey Kashechkin (Kazakhstan) 1.28 7 Bradley Wiggins (Great Britain) 1.31 8 Sebastian Lang (Germany) 1.34 9 Matias Medici (Argentina) 1.37 10 Victor Hugo Pena (Colombia) 1.41
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