Rogers's switch in focus pays off with Tour stage win


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  • Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014

FDJ-Bigmat rider Thibaut Pinot of France cycles during the eighth stage of the 99th Tour de France cycling race between Belfort and Porrentruy, July 8, 2012. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel

BAGNERES DE LUCHON France (Reuters) - Michael Rogers abandoned his dream of winning a grand tour to target more reasonable goals and his shift of ambition paid off on Tuesday when he won the 16th stage of the Tour de France.

The Australian Tinkoff-Saxo rider did some introspection during an enforced four-month layoff after failing a test for the banned anabolic agent clenbuterol for which he was later cleared of any wrongdoing.

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