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Mick Rogers celebrates his third time trial title at the world championships

Mick Rogers celebrates his third time trial title at the world championships
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Michael Rogers at the 2015 Tour de France

Michael Rogers at the 2015 Tour de France
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Michael Rogers held off the challenge of David Zabriskie and Levi Leipheimer to win the Tour of California overall in 2010

Michael Rogers held off the challenge of David Zabriskie and Levi Leipheimer to win the Tour of California overall in 2010
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Michael Rogers won a close-fought Tour of California thanks to his time trial skills in 2010

Michael Rogers won a close-fought Tour of California thanks to his time trial skills in 2010
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In 2010, Rogers re-found his time trial skills to take the lead in the Tour de Romandie

In 2010, Rogers re-found his time trial skills to take the lead in the Tour de Romandie
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Rogers at the 2009 Tour de France

Rogers at the 2009 Tour de France
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Mick Rogers with then HTC boss Allan Peiper waiting for a new rear wheel

Mick Rogers with then HTC boss Allan Peiper waiting for a new rear wheel
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Michael Rogers in the 2008 Criterium du Dauphine Libere

Michael Rogers in the 2008 Criterium du Dauphine Libere
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Michael Rogers during stage 8 of the 2007 Tour de France

Michael Rogers during stage 8 of the 2007 Tour de France
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Michael Rogers riding to 8th place at the 2006 World Championships in the TT

Michael Rogers riding to 8th place at the 2006 World Championships in the TT
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Michael Rogers during the 2006 Tour de France with T-Mobile

Michael Rogers during the 2006 Tour de France with T-Mobile
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Michael Rogers celebrates the stage win of teammate Matthias Kessler in the 2006 Tour de France

Michael Rogers celebrates the stage win of teammate Matthias Kessler in the 2006 Tour de France
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Michael Rogers with the Tour of California overall

Michael Rogers with the Tour of California overall
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Michael Rogers was fifth in the 2010 TT worlds behind Cancellara

Michael Rogers was fifth in the 2010 TT worlds behind Cancellara
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Michael Rogers started 2015 at the Tour Down Under

Michael Rogers started 2015 at the Tour Down Under
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Michael Rogers' first Tour de France stage win came in 2014

Michael Rogers' first Tour de France stage win came in 2014
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Michael Rogers wins his third Grand Tour stage of 2014 at the Tour de France stage 16 to Bagneres-De-Luchon

Michael Rogers wins his third Grand Tour stage of 2014 at the Tour de France stage 16 to Bagneres-De-Luchon
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Michael Rogers won his second Grand Tour stage on the Monte Zoncolan at the 2014 Giro d'Italia in Savona

Michael Rogers won his second Grand Tour stage on the Monte Zoncolan at the 2014 Giro d'Italia in Savona
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Michael Rogers celebrated his first Grand Tour stage win in the 2014 Giro d'Italia in Savona

Michael Rogers celebrated his first Grand Tour stage win in the 2014 Giro d'Italia in Savona
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Michael Rogers celebrated his first Grand Tour stage win in the 2014 Giro d'Italia in Savona

Michael Rogers celebrated his first Grand Tour stage win in the 2014 Giro d'Italia in Savona
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Michael Rogers celebrated his first Grand Tour stage win in the 2014 Giro d'Italia in Savona

Michael Rogers celebrated his first Grand Tour stage win in the 2014 Giro d'Italia in Savona
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Michael Rogers racing at the USA Pro Challenge in 2013

Michael Rogers racing at the USA Pro Challenge in 2013
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Michael Rogers cebebrates with teammate Bradley Wiggins at the 2012 Tour de France

Michael Rogers cebebrates with teammate Bradley Wiggins at the 2012 Tour de France
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Michael Rogers cebebrates with teammate Bradley Wiggins at the 2012 Criterium du Dauphine

Michael Rogers cebebrates with teammate Bradley Wiggins at the 2012 Criterium du Dauphine
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World champion Michael Rogers heads the T-Mobile TTT team at the Giro d'Italia in 2006

World champion Michael Rogers heads the T-Mobile TTT team at the Giro d'Italia in 2006
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Michael Rogers at the Tour of California in 2006

Michael Rogers at the Tour of California in 2006
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Michael Rogers at the Tour Down Under in 2005

Michael Rogers at the Tour Down Under in 2005
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World champion Michael Rogers in 2004

World champion Michael Rogers in 2004
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World champion Michael Rogers in 2004

World champion Michael Rogers in 2004
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An early season photo shoot for Michael Rogers during his Quick Step days

An early season photo shoot for Michael Rogers during his Quick Step days
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Michael Rogers riding to the 2004 time trial world title

Michael Rogers riding to the 2004 time trial world title
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Michael Rogers take a bite of his 2004 world time trial gold medal

Michael Rogers take a bite of his 2004 world time trial gold medal
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Michael Rogers atop the 2004 Worlds TT podium with Michael Rich and Alexander Vinokourov

Michael Rogers atop the 2004 Worlds TT podium with Michael Rich and Alexander Vinokourov
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Michael Rogers celebrates his win in Verona at the 2004 TT world championships

Michael Rogers celebrates his win in Verona at the 2004 TT world championships
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Michael Rogers during a 2004 pre-season photo shoot

Michael Rogers during a 2004 pre-season photo shoot
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After David MIllar (center) was disqualified for doping, Michael Rogers was elevated to winner of the 2003 TT world championships

After David MIllar (center) was disqualified for doping, Michael Rogers was elevated to winner of the 2003 TT world championships
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Michael Rogers back in 2003

Michael Rogers back in 2003
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Hein Verbruggen gives Lance Armstrong the Pro Tour Jersey as best young rider Michael Rogers looks on in 2005

Hein Verbruggen gives Lance Armstrong the Pro Tour Jersey as best young rider Michael Rogers looks on in 2005
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Rogers with the T-Mobile team bus in 2006

Rogers with the T-Mobile team bus in 2006
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Michael Rogers and Jan Ullrich at the 2006 T-Mobile team presentation

Michael Rogers and Jan Ullrich at the 2006 T-Mobile team presentation
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Michael Rogers celebrates his 2005 World TT victory

Michael Rogers celebrates his 2005 World TT victory
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Michael Rogers finishes stage 10 of the 2005 Tour de France

Michael Rogers finishes stage 10 of the 2005 Tour de France
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TT world champion Michael Rogers during stage 1 of the 2005 Tour de France

TT world champion Michael Rogers during stage 1 of the 2005 Tour de France
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Michael Rogers in the leader's jersey at the 2005 Tour de Suisse

Michael Rogers in the leader's jersey at the 2005 Tour de Suisse
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Michael Rogers in the lead at the Tour de Suisse in 2005. He would finish second overall

Michael Rogers in the lead at the Tour de Suisse in 2005. He would finish second overall
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Rogers and his Quickstep teammates celebrate after the 2005 Paris-Nice wins

Rogers and his Quickstep teammates celebrate after the 2005 Paris-Nice wins
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World champion Michael Rogers in the 2005 Paris-Nice prologue

World champion Michael Rogers in the 2005 Paris-Nice prologue
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Michael Rogers in the green jersey at the 2003 Tour of Germany

Michael Rogers in the green jersey at the 2003 Tour of Germany
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Michael Rogers with Alberto Contador at the 2013 Criterium du Dauphine

Michael Rogers with Alberto Contador at the 2013 Criterium du Dauphine
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Michael Rogers during his Team Sky period

Michael Rogers during his Team Sky period
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Michael Rogers also represented Australia at the 2008 Olympics in the TT

Michael Rogers also represented Australia at the 2008 Olympics in the TT
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Michael Rogers during the 2004 Athens TT

Michael Rogers during the 2004 Athens TT
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Michael Rogers turned pro with the Mapei squad

Michael Rogers turned pro with the Mapei squad
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Michael Rogers also represented Australia at the 2012 London Games

Michael Rogers also represented Australia at the 2012 London Games
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News that Michael Rogers would end his 16-year pro cycling career because of a congenital heart disease rumbled through the cycling world on Monday.

The 36-year-old Australian is a three-time individual time trial world champion and finished in the top 10 of the Tour de France in 2006. His career spanned six teams and included overall wins at the 2002 Tour Down Under, the 2003 Tour of Belgium and a thrilling 2010 Tour of California. He won his world time trial titles 2003, 2004 and 2005. His last win came during the 2014 Tour de France, where he won stage 16. He also won two stages at the Giro d'Italia that year.

Rogers raced the past four seasons with Tinkoff, following two years with Team Sky, three with HTC and two with T-Mobile. He turned professional in 2001 with QuickStep, where he raced for five years.

The congenital defect in Rogers' aorta had not affected his cycling, but arrhythmia was detected before the Tour Down Under in January, and out of caution he was pulled from the team's roster before the start. He started the Dubai Tour but had to stop after two stages. He announced his retirement today.

Cyclingnews has compiled a photo gallery to look back at Rogers' professional career.