Nicolas Roche

Roche: “I am injury free for once and I am already much better than some winters”

New Sky signing Nicolas Roche has said that he is very satisfied with his condition at this point in time, telling CyclingTips that he is well ahead of where he was at the same time last year and feeling good about his first season with the team. “Things are good. I’m injury free. Last year […]

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Roche commits to working for Froome, says Sky was best move

Commenting on the news that he has signed a two year deal with Team Sky, Nicolas Roche has accepted that the move means he will once again be sacrificing his own chances in the Tour de France, but insists that he hasn’t given up on the aim of a strong Grand Tour performance. “I think […]

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König, Roche, Fenn, Nordhaug and Poels bolster Team Sky for 2015

Seeking to refresh and improve the team after a somewhat disappointing 2014 season, Team Sky has announced the signing of five riders, with Leopold König, Nicolas Roche, Andrew Fenn, Lars Petter Nordhaug and Wout Poels confirmed Tuesday as coming on board. König showed his promise when he finished seventh this season in what was his […]

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Rocacorba Daily

In today’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily: Brennauer beats Solovey and Stevens to win Elite women’s world championship time trial; Kamna far ahead of rivals in junior men’s world championship time trial; Evans’ future plans to be revealed on Thursday; Bennett extends with NetApp Endura, Archbold signs up; Bigla continues to reinforce team with signing […]

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Roche aiming for general classification in the Tour of Britain

Speaking in advance of Sunday’s opening stage of the Tour of Britain, Nicolas Roche made clear that he has high ambitions for the event. The Tinkoff Saxo rider is leading the team in the event and finished in the main bunch on day one, a circuit race in Liverpool won by Marcel Kittel (Giant-Shimano). “Ideally […]

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Roche considered riding Grand Tour triple, but confirms he’ll miss Vuelta

Although Tinkoff Saxo team leader Alberto Contador confirmed in recent days that he will do the Vuelta a España, his team-mate Nicolas Roche has said that he will not take part. Roche has previously ridden alongside Contador in many races, helping the Spaniard to success. The Irishman won a stage and finished fifth overall last […]

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Roche on Clasica San Sebastian: ‘The new climb is one of the hardest all year’

Irish rider Nicolas Roche has suggested that the course changes to the Clasica San Sebastian will explode the race, saying that the new Bordako Tontorra climb will shatter the peloton and limit the numbers of those in contention. “I think it is probably the hardest climb there is on the course,” he told CyclingTips on […]

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Roche on Contador: “He has always been focussed…now he is stronger”

Tomorrow is the first major GC showdown of the Tour de France, a difficult stage over some of the same cobbles of Northern France as traversed by the legendary Paris-Roubaix Classic. Alberto Contador is one of those who is aiming to gain time on his rivals, with the Spaniard hoping to perform solidly and also […]

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Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Rui Costa wins Tour de Suisse after final-stage victory; Philippe Gilbert wins Ster ZLM Toer following two stage victories; Nicolas Roche takes out the Route du Sud; Valentina Scandolara takes solo win at the Giro del Trentino; French newspaper claims UCI hasn’t followed WADA’s rules […]

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