Moving up: Mick Rogers

By Hedwig Kröner in Courchevel

On Tuesday, July 12, Quickstep's Michael Rogers went into the Alps in 37th position on general classification, 6'29 behind the race leader. But the 'Dodger' certainly had something in mind and an objective to go for before the stage to Courchevel. "Today's the first real hard stage, with two long and steep climbs so it will be the first day where the GC really opens up," he told Cyclingnews at the start in Grenoble. "I'd like to finish with the front guys as I've climbed well the last couple of days. But I've been pretty much waiting until this stage so it's the first day where I can move up on the GC I think."

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