Nicholas Roche, son of Stephen Roche, announced that he was ending his professional racing career at 37, after his last appearance at the Irish Championships.
Nicholas Roche decided to bow. The son of a former world champion and 1987 winner of the Tour de France and Tour of Italy, Irish rider Stephen Roche announced in a press release on Monday.“After 17 years and 1270 days of professional racing” he ended his professional career.. The official decision was made by a native of Confls-Saint-Honor after taking part in his final match last weekend during the Irish Championships in Wicklow. After starting his career with several French teams, Cofidis, Credit Agricol and AG2R-La Mondiale, the Irishman moved to Tinkoff in two seasons before joining Sky Armada in 2015 and 2016. , A team renamed DSM this season.
– Nicholas Roche (@nicholasroche) October 4, 2021
N. Roche: “I’m not sorry”
Completing his career on his family land was very important to him. ” I ran last in front of the Irish public and it was very special to know that this was my last race, Nicholas Roche said in a lengthy press release published through his official official account Twitter. A lot of emotions went through my head in the last kilometers, I shed tears, but luckily I have no regrets. The major achievements of Nicholas Roche’s career will remain Two-stage victories on the roads of the Tour of Spain. The first in the 2013 edition, where he finished fifth in the final, and then second in 2015 individually. He also contributed to the success of the BMC racing team in the first round of the Vulta 2017, competing in the streets of Names in the form of a team time trial. He won the time trial in 20017 and 2016 and may have worn the jersey of the two-time Irish Road Champion in 2009 and 2016.
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