Rogers reacts to T-Mobile criticism

Mick Rogers is currently lying 8th overall in the race, 4'51 off the race lead of Oscar Pereiro....

Mick Rogers is currently lying 8th overall in the race, 4'51 off the race lead of Oscar Pereiro. There has been criticism of the T Mobile tactics used the other day in the Pyrenees – what is his take on that?

"Well, we tried to take responsibility for the race a bit. Maybe, looking back, we should have gone a bit later, you know," he answered. "If we hadn't done what we did, I think everyone would have been happy just to roll along and keep the tempo. Hey, we tried, we made the race. Maybe we shot ourselves in the foot a bit doing it that early, but we had to try."

"At the stage of the race we were feeling pretty good and we have still got a few lives left. But it was a bloody hard stage and there was a bit of class out in front of me. I still think it's wide open. I mean there are a couple of options. I could ride defensively for a top 10 or give it a go. There's a big step up to the top 5."

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