Nicolas Roche

Your Wednesday Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Walscheid takes second consecutive stage victory in Tour of Hainan; 100th edition of the Giro d’Italia unveiled in Milan; Nibali, Aru react to Giro d’Italia route; Dumoulin likes Giro…but makes no promises; Roche tips Porte as possible future Tour winner; Orica-BikeExchange hailing best-ever season; Indications that UCI …

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Roche targeting end of season Italian events

Normally running low on reserves after doing the Vuelta a España, Nicolas Roche is seeing the advantages of a lighter post-Tour programme as the weeks tick down to the end of the season. The Irish Team Sky rider missed several weeks due to a bout of pneumonia after the Rio Olympic Games. He was unable …

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Roche resumes training, is awaiting results of test for Legionnaires’ disease

Although he is yet to find out if he contracted Legionnaires’ disease around the time of the Rio Olympics, Nicolas Roche has been able to resume training, albeit at a reduced level. On August 12th Roche stated via Twitter that he had picked up pneumonia and suggested it may have been from bad air conditioning …

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Nicolas Roche confirms move to BMC Racing Team in 2017

Referencing the team’s aggressive approach as a factor in his decision, Nicolas Roche has confirmed that he will move from Team Sky to the BMC Racing Team in 2017. The announcement is the latest to be made on August 1, the first day when contract changes can be communicated under UCI rules. The Roche news …

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Rohan Dennis leads BMC 1-2 at Australian time trial championships; Katrin Garfoot takes decisive victory in time trial at Australian Road Championships; Degenkolb aiming to repeat San Remo and Roubaix successes, Barguil sets out season goal; Tom Dumoulin explains decision to skip the Tour de …

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Roche outsprints Zubeldia on stage 18 of the Vuelta, Dumoulin resists attacks to maintain lead; Wout Poels wins stage 5 of the Tour of Britain, Boasson Hagen into yellow; Floortje Mackaij claims stage 3 of the Lotto Belgium Tour, Johansson into lead; Boeckmans finally out …

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Roche outsprints Zubeldia on stage 18 of Vuelta a España, Dumoulin resists attacks to maintain lead

He’s been on the deck more than once in the Vuelta, and even had an additional dash of bad luck early on Thursday when he was stung by a wasp. However things finally worked out for Nicolas Roche, who made up for his earlier misfortune when he won a two-man sprint into Riaza. The Team …

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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 …

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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