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Mic Rogers retires

ShadowriderShadowrider Posts: 483
edited May 2016 in Pro race
Like the thread say Rodgers has announced his retirement as from today. INnteresting and a hit to Tinkovs GT strength.

http://www.tinkoffteam.com/news/michael ... -fun-ride/

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  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 14,001
    They kept that quiet.
    A bit surprised it's come at this point in the season.
    Nevertheless, he's probably right to quit while he was still getting some top results and he's enjoyed a more than decent career.
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,893
    He's had a congenital heart problem all his career but it got worse at the end of last year. I think he tried so see if it could be fixed but has clearly given up now. He started the Tour of Dubai but dropped out because his heart rate was still wrong. That was his last race.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,596 Lives Here
    Triple TT world champ.

    Never mentioned in the list of top TTers...
  • DeVlaeminckDeVlaeminck Posts: 5,584
    I thought it was odd timing but in that link it explains it's for health reasons - problem with his heart.

    edit - as has already been said !
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  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 14,001
    RichN95 wrote:
    He's had a congenital heart problem all his career but it got worse at the end of last year. I think he tried so see if it could be fixed but has clearly given up now. He started the Tour of Dubai but dropped out because his heart rate was still wrong. That was his last race.

    Yes, of course. Slipped my aging memory.
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  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 2,506
    Top road captain - major blow to Dopador's TdF ambitions.
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,575
    Lucky catch before something life changing could have happened, good luck to him in his new life
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  • mrolimroli Posts: 3,622
    'Three spirited daughters'

    Christ, poor bloke. I have 1 spirited daughter and that's enough for my heart....
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    *wonders if anything has had anything to do with anything
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,575
    It crossed my mind too
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  • shinyhelmutshinyhelmut Posts: 1,341
    joelsim wrote:
    *wonders if anything has had anything to do with anything

    He's interviewed on the telegraph cycling podcast. From his description of the problem it is extremely unlikely to have anything to do with and illicit substances he may or may not have dabbled with during his career. A congenital issue which was identified when he first turned pro and has been monitored ever since.
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