Virus sidelines Rogers

Australia's Michael Rogers (Team High Road) has been diagnosed with Epstein-Barr-Virus, that will see the rider out of competition for at least eight weeks. The diagnosis, which will see the rider rest for at least four weeks, was confirmed by his American ProTour team's physicians as well as the rider's own independent physicians.

"Having expedited the same virus in 2001, I have the necessary knowledge of what required of me to get my health back to a level that will allow me to train and race at full intensity," said Rogers. "In the meantime I will rest as much as possible to give myself a fast turnaround."

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