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HTC-Columbia Ready for Tour of California

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One of the many American Pro Tour Squads taking much concern for next month’s Amgen Tour of California over the Giro d’Italia is Bob Stapleton’s team HTC-Columbia. Michael Rogers will be heading to California to lead HTC-Columbia general classification efforts.

Lance Armstrong will be heading his team Radio Shack in their home turf with a tough compliment contingent from Garmin-Transitions featuring tough riders headed by Christian Vande Velde which is expected with the “local” Pro Tour outfits.

Giro d’Italia hosted last year’s centennial main event with a non-Italian star studded roster on foreign soil and it seems in 2010 will focus more on the traditional orientation to be racing on their home ground and on other racing field.

Rogers believes that fighting battles in two fronts is a very difficult task and the chances of winning is clearly uncertain if not near unattainable. However, the hope of success is not that elusive, he…

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Michael Rogers Wants Australian National Road Race Title

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Australian cyclist Michael Rogers wants to take a break from time trials, and has his sights set on winning the Australian national road race on January 10th as his first goal of the season. He wants the title so bad that he will not be defending his national time trial title, so he can focus only on the road race. Columbia-HTC teammates Matt Goss and Leigh Howard will be joining him at the race. “It’s a very tough course, not overly long but long enough, and although there’s just the one climb, we do it 16 times and it’s usually very hot, too. It’ll be a race of attrition. For the Australian amateurs, the nationals are their last event of the season and they’re all in great shape, so it’s very hard to control. And of course, if they beat the professionals they get a lot…

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