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#Nicolas Roche

# nicolas-roche - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

Ireland's Nico Roche up to joint-second at Vuelta after late attack in the mountains

Roche is now just 36 seconds behind leader Chris Froome.

# nicolas-roche - Monday 28 August, 2017

Froome takes huge step towards Vuelta victory as Ireland's Roche sits in third

The Team Sky rider is aiming to become only the third man to win the Tour and Vuelta in the same year.

# nicolas-roche - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

Chris Froome extends Vuelta lead as Nicolas Roche falls further behind

Tejay van Garderen moved up to second at 10 seconds after coming in just eight seconds behind the British leader.

# nicolas-roche - Tuesday 22 August, 2017

Trentin wins fourth stage, Nicolas Roche still third at Vuelta

Meanwhile, Britain’s Chris Froome has maintained the overall lead.

# nicolas-roche - Monday 21 August, 2017

Chris Froome climbs into the leader's jersey ahead of Nico Roche

Vincenzo Nibali won stage three of the Vuelta today.

# nicolas-roche - Sunday 20 August, 2017

Ireland's Aqua Blue narrowly miss out on stage victory at the Vuelta à Espana Vuelta 2017 This post contains videos

Ireland's Aqua Blue narrowly miss out on stage victory at the Vuelta à Espana

Nicolas Roche is fifth in the GC after Sunday’s second stage.

# nicolas-roche - Saturday 19 August, 2017

Nico Roche's BMC win Vuelta time trial, Ireland's Aqua Blue finish 13th

Chris Froome and Team Sky finish fourth in Nimes time trial.

# nicolas-roche - Thursday 20 July, 2017

Dan Martin's podium hopes fade after brave challenge on final mountain stage

Chris Froome closes in on his fourth yellow jersey with strong ride up Coz d’Izoard.

# nicolas-roche - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Lucky 13! Marcel Kittel sprints to another stage victory at the Tour de France TDF

Lucky 13! Marcel Kittel sprints to another stage victory at the Tour de France

Dan Martin finishes in main bunch to hold on to sixth place overall.

# nicolas-roche - Saturday 8 July, 2017

Roche finishes fourth as Calmejane fights off cramp to win his maiden stage

Dan Martin finished 13th, and remains fourth overall in the race for the yellow jersey.

# nicolas-roche - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

French celebrate dominant stage win as Martin moves up to fifth in Paris-Nice standings

Julian Alaphilippe stormed to victory on today’s time trial.

# nicolas-roche - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

We'll Leave it There So: Roche criticises Wiggins, Dunphy lambasts O'Neill and all today's sport

Plus, Maria Sharapova was back on court for the first time after her doping ban was reduced.

# nicolas-roche - Sunday 7 August, 2016

'We're disappointed with 13th, we're gutted, but it just shows how far Ireland has come'

Irish duo Martin and Roche give it their all in blistering road race conditions.

# nicolas-roche - Monday 1 August, 2016

Irish cyclist Nicolas Roche to leave Team Sky at the end of the season

Roche will also take part in the Men’s road race in the Olympic Games this weekend.

# nicolas-roche - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

Nicolas Roche not included in Team Sky's line-up for Tour de France

Former winner Stephen Roche’s son was not named on the team, lead by defending champion Chris Froome.

# nicolas-roche - Thursday 10 September, 2015

We'll Leave it There So: Roche triumphs at Vuelta, Grealish reports and all today's sport

Meanwhile, Louis van Gaal has suggested Ryan Giggs will be his successor as Man United manager.

Ireland's Nicolas Roche has won today's stage at the Vuelta a Espana

The Team Sky rider crossed the line first after a sprint finish.

# nicolas-roche - Monday 31 August, 2015

Ireland's Nicolas Roche had to recover from a bad crash at the Vuelta today

Meanwhile, Italian Kristian Sbaragli claimed his first Grand Tour victory in a sprint finish.

# nicolas-roche - Saturday 29 August, 2015

Dan Martin's Vuelta a Espana is over after nasty crash

The Irishman has gone to hospital after a collision during today’s stage.

# nicolas-roche - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

2 Irish cyclists are in the Vuelta's top 4 as it stands

Meanwhile, Caleb Ewan celebrated the biggest win of his career.

# nicolas-roche - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

Another close finish at the Vuelta ends in disappointment for Nicolas Roche

That’s two top-five finishes for the Irishman in the space of three days.

# nicolas-roche - Monday 24 August, 2015

We'll Leave It There So: 'Baffling' GAA rules, a Rugby World Cup shock & all today's sport

Plenty of drama at the World Athletic Championships while a first-timer will take charge of this year’s All-Ireland hurling decider.

Two Irish riders put in encouraging performances at stage two of the Vuelta

Colombian Esteban Chaves claimed first place as Tour de France champion Chris Froome lost four seconds to Nairo Quintana.

# nicolas-roche - Monday 27 July, 2015

Quiz: How well were you following the 2015 Tour de France?

Test your knowledge of the 2015 tour.

# nicolas-roche - Sunday 12 July, 2015

# nicolas-roche - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

'Pure happiness' for Martin* as he triumphs at Tour de France stage 4

*Not the one you’re thinking of.

# nicolas-roche - Saturday 4 July, 2015

No birthday cheer for Nicolas Roche as records broken on opening day of Tour de France

Dan Martin and Sam Bennett also finished well down the field.

# nicolas-roche - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Nicolas Roche: 'Joining SKY is about the marginal gains, the details'

2015 promises to be a big year for the 30 year-old.

Ireland's Nicolas Roche joins Team SKY for 2015 season

He makes the switch from Tinkoff-Saxo where he had been for two years.

# nicolas-roche - Monday 15 September, 2014

An Post rider crowned King of the Mountains at Tour of Britain

Dylan Van Baarle won the General Classification at the Tour of Britain, with Nicolas Roche fifth overall.

# nicolas-roche - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Dan Martin holds on to sixth place at the Vuelta

Meanwhile, Nicolas Roche continued his challenge as the Tour of Britain travelled from Worcester to Bristol.

# nicolas-roche - Sunday 27 July, 2014

Nibali wins 2014 Tour de France, Ireland's Nicolas Roche finishes 39th overall

Jean-Christophe Peraud was second with fellow Frenchman Thibaut Pinot third.

# nicolas-roche - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Nico Roche wins combativity award on stage 11 of the Tour de France

The Irishman was named as ‘most aggressive rider’ on a stage won by Frenchman Tony Gallopin.

# nicolas-roche - Monday 14 July, 2014

Nibali back in yellow as Contador crashes out of Tour de France

The Italian now has a lead of 2 minutes and 23 seconds over Richie Porte of Team Sky.

# nicolas-roche - Saturday 12 July, 2014

Contador and Roche turn up the heat as Nibali breaks a sweat

The Italian was forced to fight hard to keep his yellow jersey as Blel Kadri claimed the first French stage win.

# nicolas-roche - Friday 11 July, 2014

The Tour de France sprint finish was THIS close today

Peter Sagan’s quest for a stage win continues.

# nicolas-roche - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Nicolas Roche loses almost 14 minutes on day of crash, Boom, cobbles

The Irishman finished well down the field after stage five from Ypres in Belgium to Arenberg Porte du Hainaut.

# nicolas-roche - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

The Tour de France is only four days old, and Marcel Kittel already has a hat-trick of stage wins

Vincenzo Nibali holds on to his two-second lead in the race for the yellow jersey.

# nicolas-roche - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Ireland's Nicolas Roche wins Route du Sud title

The star has followed in the footsteps of his cycling legend father.

# nicolas-roche - Saturday 31 May, 2014

Roche claims fourth as Quintana tightens his grip on Giro title

The Colombian is on the verge of winning the competition for the first time after today’s penultimate stage.

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