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Team High Road have just announced that their Australian rider Michael Rogers is to take up to eight weeks out of competition after being diagnosed with the Epstein-Barr-Virus (EBV). Although not serious, it can lay dormant in certain cells of a persons immune system.

Rogers is expected to be one of the team's leaders for this year's Tour de France. The three time world time trial champion crashed out of last year's Tour on stage eight to Tignes when he was virtual leader on the road.

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