Roger began cycling at the age of nine. Three years later, he moved to Cottbus where he was successful in cycling at an early age.
At the Olympic Games 2008 in Beijing, Roger took 2nd place in the points race at the young age of 22.
For this feat, he received the Silver Laurel from the German Federal President; it is widely considered the most prestigious prize for athletes in Germany.
Numerous victories were to follow, yielding his first professional contract in 2010. Due to his extraordinary performance, the 183cm Eisenhüttenstadt native was nominated to participate in the Tour de France in his very first professional season.
In the following years. Roger delivered convincing performances for different teams, be it as a lead-out rider or a sprinter. In the process, Roger managed the shift back and forth between the track and road cycling seasons effortlessly.
At the age of 31, Roger can look back on great career, highlighted by his three participations at the Olympic Games and Tour de France and Giro d’Italia starts.
2012: 1st place World Championships, Madison
2016: 1st Giro d’Italia stage 17
2016: 6th Olympic Games , Omnium
2016: 2nd World Championships, Omnium
2015: 1st ZLM Tour prologue
2015: 3rd place Giro d´Italia stage 21
2012: 4th place Olympic Games London, Omnium
2011: 1st place World Cup Astana, Omnium
2010: 1st place European Championships Pruszkow, Omnium
2010: 1st place Neuseen Classics „Rund um die Braunkohle“
2009: 1st place European Championships in Ghent, Madison
2008: 2nd place Olympic Games Beijing, Points race
2008: 1st place World Cup Manchester, Madison
2007: 1. Platz Bahnweltcup in Sydney, Scratch