By Gregor Brown in Huy
"I attacked and tried to get away but I did not have much cooperation," noted Aussie Michael Rogers (T-Mobile) to Cyclingnews after the finish of the 71st Flèche Wallonne.
The field was back together heading to the penultimate climb, Côte de Ahin. Rogers was there with the front runners, having Alexander Vinokourov (Astana) and Bram Tankink (Quickstep-Innergetic) for company.
"Today, I just attacked and attacked but no one really wanted to work." The group, nearing around 15, was eventually exploded when Vinokourov ordered teammate Serguei Ivanov to attack. The 32 year-old Russian went free with 26 kilometres to go.
Looking forward to Liège-Bastogne-Liège, Rogers is determined. "I can't go with the front guys on Sunday but I will try again. I have to attack from further out."