Stephen Roche

Roche: Riding the Route du Sud may have been Contador’s error

LA TOUSSUIRE, France (CT) – One of the last riders to take the Giro-Tour double, Stephen Roche, has said that he believes Alberto Contador’s participation in the Route du Sud may have been the reason why the Spaniard’s tilt at the same goal evaporated this year. “It is very easy to look for faults when […]


Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Kristoff triumphs on stage three of Tour of Oman; Lobato holds off Degenkolb to win stage two of Vuelta a Andalucia; Thomas grabs stage win and race lead on stage two of Volta ao Algarve; Cimolai triumphant in sprint at Trofeo Laigueglia; Australian women set new team […]


Roche pays tribute to Criquielion: “We saw him as being a gentleman racer”

“It’s horrible news.” Speaking on the day that past world champion Claude Criquielion passed away prematurely at just 58 years of age, one of the riders who went head to head with him repeatedly in the Classics of the 1980s, Stephen Roche, paid an emotional tribute to his Belgian rival. Both professionals for 13 years, […]

Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Overall victory for Tim Wellens at the Eneco Tour; Nairo Quintana wins Vuelta a Burgos after queen stage victory; Anna van der Breggen leads Rabo-Liv podium clean-sweep at Ladies Tour of Norway; Steven Kruijswijk wins Arctic Race of Norway; Start-to-finish victory for Claudia Lichtenberg at […]


Roche believes Sky is justified in leaving Wiggins off Tour squad

Former Tour de France winner Stephen Roche has said that he believes Team Sky is justified in leaving Bradley Wiggins off its Tour team, saying that team harmony and the synergistic effect of a well-chosen line-up are more important than the physical attributes of any one rider. Roche famously battled his co-leader Robert Visentini for […]


Stephen Roche blasts media reports of a family feud

The 1987 Giro d’Italia winner Stephen Roche has reacted strongly to a recent story which made headlines in the Irish Independent. The 54 year old has described a piece based on quotes attributed to him as scandalous and tabloid journalism, claiming that the sentiment of what he said was twisted in order to make a […]