The recently-retired Irish WorldTour pro is going all in on gravel.
'Obviously my big issue is that every time there’s a descent I’m dropping the wheel and I have to sprint for 5km just to get back to the group,' Irish rider says after fifth in Big Sugar Gravel.
Off-road specialists set to start behind road pros at gravel worlds as friction continues ahead of inaugural event.
'After racing we hang out and I really enjoy the camaraderie. We want to kick the shit out of each other in racing but then have a few beers in the evening,' says former WorldTour pro.
VN news ticker: Rob DeMartini leaves USA Cycling for Purple Innovation, USA Cycling announces dates, locations of 10 national championship events
Here's what's making headlines on Tuesday, December 14.
The upcoming climbs of the Tour de France will be strange to see without fans, writes Andrew Hood, but the riders seem to think the fan restrictions won't impact the race. What should we expect from Saturday's stage 15 to Grand Colombier?
Irish star accepts a race with little contact to fans, media is what’s required to push Tour to Paris.
BMC Racing has quietly placed its two GC hopefuls into the Vuelta's top-five standings after 10 stages of racing in Spain.
Several notable riders are left off the team's lineup, including American veteran Danny Pate
The Paris-Nice route this year will offer something for everyone in the peloton
La Gazzetta dello Sport is reporting that Ivan Basso is headed to Tinkoff-Saxo, Carlos Betancur is headed to OPQS, and Nicolas Roche is headed to Sky
Cadel Evans is in control of the GC at the Giro, holding a 57-second lead over his closest competitor. Can he go the distance?
The Giro peloton is facing a nasty mix of poor weather and slick roads throughout the first week of the corsa rosa
Chris Horner and the GC hopefuls will chase race leader Vincenzo Nibali through the Pyrénées this weekend
Almost a year after earning the rainbow jersey, Philippe Gilbert is finally able to put a check mark in the win column
The race through Spain resumes after Tuesday's rest day with the 38.8-kilometer test against the clock
Roche has been close before, but Sunday's stage win is a thriller, coming at a race the Irishman deems very important for him
The Saxo-Tinkoff rider attacks on the final steeps to win stage 2
Inside the split-second decision and ensuing dogfight that helped Alberto Contador claw back time in the Spaniard's first move of the Tour
Van Garderen quietly confident ahead of GC battle, while 23 riders sit less than a minute off the yellow jersey's time
Free of the pressure to follow wheels, the Irish rider is having a go before joining Contador in 2013
Nicolas Roche, of Irish-French lineage, is the half-Frenchman on the Tour team
Nicolas Roche tells VeloNews that he is angry after the stage 1 crash that took him down at the Amgen Tour. The Ag2r captains says the team is searching for a morale boost
YONGNING, China (AFP) — Irishman Nicolas Roche of the AG2R-La Mondiale team won the 162km third stage of the Tour of Beijing, the hilliest in the race, as Germany's Tony Martin held on to the overall lead Friday.
Nicolas Roche will trade his Ag2r-La Mondiale jersey for the national kit of Ireland this week for what he hopes will be a chance to salvage a frustrating, injury-plagued 2011 season.
LAVAUR, France (VN) — Nicolas Roche (Ag2r-La Mondiale) crashed a lot during his run-up to the Tour de France this year, but he's largely avoided the disasters that have struck other top contenders in the first half of the race.