Mick Rogers worries over Tour de France safety in wake of Paris attacks

Australian also confirms that he will retire from professional cycling in 2016 at the age of 37

Michael Rogers at the 2014 Tour de France (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Mick Rogers (Tinkoff-Saxo) says the potential for a terrorist attack at the Tour de France has "been in the back of my mind" for some time because of the vulnerable nature of the sport.

The Australian's comments came in the wake of the November 13 attacks in Paris which killed 129 people, 89 of whom were attending a rock concert at the Bataclan theatre in the 11th arrondissement of the city.

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