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Michael Rogers
President George W. Bush leads a tour of Prairie Chapel Ranch with wildlife conversation leaders and sportsmen leaders, Thursday, April 8, 2004. Pictured with the President from left, are Jeffrey Crane, Director of Policy and Programs, Congressional Sportsmen Foundation, Bud Pidgeon, President, U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance, and Michael Rogers, Safari Club International Senior writer. (UPI Photo/Eric Draper/White House)

1 Team names given are those prevailing at time of rider beginning association with that team.

Michael Rogers (born 20 December 1979 in Barham, New South Wales) is an Australian professional road bicycle racer who rides for Team Columbia-High Road. Rogers turned professional in 1999 with Mapei, which became Quick Step. In 2005 Rogers joined T-Mobile Team and led it for the 2007 Tour de France.

Rogers was part of the Australian Institute of Sport, which led him to live in Europe as an amateur. He started as a track racer under coach Charlie Walsh. Rogers won the world time-trial championship in 2003, 2004 and 2005. He came second in 2003 but became champion after the winner, David Millar, was disqualified for doping. Rogers received his rainbow jersey and gold medal on the day of the 2004 championship, thereby receiving two gold medals on the same day.

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