By Shane Stokes in Bern
When he finished his time trial in the Tour de Suisse, World Champion Michael Rogers was lying third overall in the provisional ranking and seemed pleased enough with his ride. "There are some fast guys to come but I guess it went okay," he said. "I haven’t been feeling great in this race; I am still rebuilding form after my teeth problems in the Giro. But as the race has gone on I have felt better, so hopefully I will be feeling good again for the Tour."
He ultimately finished 16th in the time trial, 1 minute and 51 seconds behind his victorious team-mate Jan Ullrich. Rogers is set to work for the German in the Tour de France, but hopes to have his own chance to lead the team in years to come.