Nicolas Roche

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]