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Rogers over the moon

T-Mobile's Michael Rogers was part of the team that almost won the stage, but still managed to gain the leader's jersey with Serguei Gonchar. In his diary on, Rogers wrote, "What drama! What a day for the team! Serhiy has the maglia rosa. We are all delighted - over the moon. We knew we had a chance to do something special today. Everything was in our favour; we have the riders, the experience and the form. Everybody was super motivated and we went after our goal.

"I said yesterday it would be a very hard ask to put Serhiy in pink. And it was. Team time trialing requires flat-out riding over the whole course. It’s tough, there is nowhere to hide, but we really hammered it with everybody taking their turns and pulling hard at the front. Jeez, it was worth it in the end. It is a great feeling to have the maglia rosa in the team fold.

"So far so good for the whole team. Now it is up to us to make the maglia rosa the maglia magenta for as many days as possible. We won't let it out of our sights!"

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