4 Updates
Roche takes stage 2 in Vuelta de Espana
Photo Credit: STRINGER, Getty Images

Roche takes stage 2 in Vuelta de Espana

Aug 26 2013, 6:06am CDT | by IANS

Madrid, Aug 26 (IANS) Nicholas Roche, the son of 1987 Tour de France winner Stephen Roche, won stage two of the Vuelta de Espana (Tour of Spain) cycle race.

Madrid, Aug 26 — Nicholas Roche, the son of 1987 Tour de France winner Stephen Roche, won stage two of the Vuelta de Espana (Tour of Spain) cycle race. The Irishman who rides for the Saxo Bank-...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

Roche takes stage 2 in Vuelta de Espana

Aug 26 2013, 6:06am CDT | by IANS

Madrid, Aug 26 (IANS) Nicholas Roche, the son of 1987 Tour de France winner Stephen Roche, won stage two of the Vuelta de Espana (Tour of Spain) cycle race.

Madrid, Aug 26 — Nicholas Roche, the son of 1987 Tour de France winner Stephen Roche, won stage two of the Vuelta de Espana (Tour of Spain) cycle race.

The Irishman who rides for the Saxo Bank-Tinkoff team was the strongest rider Sunday at the end of the 11 kilometre climb at the end of the 176-km stage which began in Pontevedra in the north-west of Spain and finished at the top of the Alto do Monte da Groba, which overlooks the picturesque resort of Baiona, reports Xinhua.

Meanwhile, Giro de Italia winner Vicenzo Nibali ended the day as overall race leader taking the lead from his teammate Janez Brajkovic, who led after Saturday's team time trial.

The flat trajectory of the opening 165 km of the stage and the fact that it was the first non-time trial meant that early race excitement was always going to produce a series of attempts from groups of riders to form a breakaway.

A three-man group consisting of Greg Henderson (lotto-Belisol), Javier Aramendia (Caja Rural) and Alex Rasmussen (Garmin-Sharpe) got clear as the main peloton and were able to open up a gap of over 12 minutes.

The peloton reacted with around 60 km remaining in the stage and with several teams working together they quickly began to close the gap so much so that when the three escapees reached the final climb, their lead had been cut to just a minute and a half and that disappeared in the first two km of the Alto do Monte da Groba.

That left Alejandro Valverde's Movistar and Nibali and Brajkovic's Astana teams to set the pace on the climb.

Leopold Konig attacked with 1.4 km to go, breaking free of the favourites and followed by Dani Moreno and Roche. The Irishman had the strength in his legs to take him clear in an agonising last km to finally finish 12 seconds ahead of Moreno.

Meanwhile, Nibali finished a further two seconds behind and takes the leader's red jersey from Brajkovic with Roche second overall, eight seconds behind and Haimar Zubeldia of the Radioshack-Leopard team third. Spain's Alejandro Valverde is 27 seconds off the lead.

Stage three Monday is a virtually flat stage between Vigo and Vilagracia de Arousa.

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
4

6 days ago

See live frame-building at The Cycle Show

Sep 16 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: BikeRadar

For the first time, The Cycle Show will be showcasing live frame-building, courtesy of Prestige Cycles and The Bicycle Academy. Visitors to the show will be able get closer than ever to the art of custom bikes, from learning about the initial measuring and fitting stage, to seeing demonstrations of the welding techniques and tubing used in the build process.Special offer: BikeRadar readers can save money on tickets to The Cycle Show, which takes p ...
Source: BikeRadar   Full article at: BikeRadar
 

 
Update
3

3 weeks ago

Show us your Italian vintage steel

Aug 26 2014 10:40am CDT | Source: Bike Forums

Here is mine (link only just now as I do not have sufficient posts to embed) 1987 Battaglin San Remo World Champion model, 54cm Columbus Chro-mor tubing, Forged Pantographed, Shimano Dura-Ace 52/42 chainset, Shimano "600 tri-colour" brakes, shifters, gears, hubs, pedals, seat post, Cinelli stem and bars, Dia-Compe brake levers, Brooks Professional Select, Mavic 700c Mach 2 CD2 36/36, Continental/Wolber tubulars To satisfy purists Stephen Roche had t ...
Source: Bike Forums   Full article at: Bike Forums
 

 
Update
2

8 weeks ago

Cervelo R5 review

Jul 28 2014 2:00am CDT | Source: BikeRadar.com

Over just 19 years, Cervelo has carved itself a cycling heritage almost as rich as Dan Martin’s – the Garmin Sharp rider’s parents are former British pro Neil Martin and Stephen Roche’s sister, so cycling is in his genes. At the time of writing, Martin is recovering from a broken collarbone sustained in the Giro but when he recovers this is what he’ll be riding.Highs: Exclusivity, pro build, epic all- ...
Source: BikeRadar.com   Full article at: BikeRadar.com
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Bindra announces retirement from professional shooting
Incheon, Sep 22 (IANS) India's only individual Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra Monday announced his retirement from competitive shooting, saying the 2014 Asian Games would be his last, but added that he would still give his last shot at the 2016 Olympic Games.
 
 
Asiad wushu: India assured of two medals
Incheon, Sep 22 (IANS) Wushu athletes Narender Grewal and Yumnam Sanathoi Devi assured India of two more Asian Games medals after winning their respective men's and women's quarterfinal matches at the Ganghwa Dolmens Gymnasium here Monday.
 
 
Asiad Hockey: Confident Indian men face lowly Oman
Incheon, 22 Sep (IANS) The Indian men's hockey team, fresh from a thumping 8-0 win over Sri Lanka in their Pool B match opener in the Asian Games, aims to maintain the winning momentum against Oman at Seonhak Hockey Stadium here Tuesday.
 
 
Asiad basketball: India men down Kazakhstan 81-60
Incheon, Sep 22 (IANS) The Indian men's basketball team registered their second win from three matches in the 17th Asian Games here Monday, defeating Kazakhstan 81-60 in a qualifying round Group B encounter at the Hwaseong Sports Complex Gymnasium.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Bahrain set to sign media agreement with India
Manama, Sep 22 (IANS) Bahrain is set to sign an information and media agreement with India, media reported Monday. The country's cabinet Sunday gave its initial approval to the proposed agreement presented by Minister...
Read more on Ad Balla
 
Bangladesh empowers parliament to sack SC judges
Dhaka, Sep 22 (IANS) Bangladesh President Md. Abdul Hamid has given his consent to the 16th Constitution Amendment bill, empowering parliament to sack Supreme Court judges. The president endorsed the bill five days...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Asiad wushu: India assured of two medals
Incheon, Sep 22 (IANS) Wushu athletes Narender Grewal and Yumnam Sanathoi Devi assured India of two more Asian Games medals after winning their respective men's and women's quarterfinal matches at the Ganghwa Dolmens...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
'Very difficult' to do without n-energy: Japanese minister
Tokyo, Sep 22 (IANS/EFE) Japan's newly-appointed Industry Minister Yuko Obuchi has said it would be "very difficult" for Japan to do without nuclear energy, as the country prepares to restart its atomic reactors, media...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
DiCaprio accepts award with bushy beard, neat bun
New York, Sep 22 (IANS) Actor Leonardo DiCaprio rocked a fuller-than-ever beard and a slicked-back man bun look as he accepted his Clinton Global Citizen Award here for his environmental work. DiCaprio was presented...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Polish president appoints new government
Warsaw, Sep 22 (IANS) Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski appointed the new Polish government led by the newly sworn-in Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz at the presidential palace Monday. Replacing Donald Tusk, who would...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Asiad Hockey: Confident Indian men face lowly Oman
Incheon, 22 Sep (IANS) The Indian men's hockey team, fresh from a thumping 8-0 win over Sri Lanka in their Pool B match opener in the Asian Games, aims to maintain the winning momentum against Oman at Seonhak Hockey...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Two killed in explosions in China's Xinjiang
Beijing, Sep 22 (IANS) A series of explosions in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region killed two people and injured a number of others, Xinhua reported Monday. The regional government website said the...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Dry roasted peanuts may trigger allergy risk
London, Sep 22 (IANS) Dry roasted peanuts are more likely to trigger an allergy to peanuts than their raw form, suggests a study. Specific chemical changes caused by the high temperatures of the dry roasting process...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Asiad basketball: India men down Kazakhstan 81-60
Incheon, Sep 22 (IANS) The Indian men's basketball team registered their second win from three matches in the 17th Asian Games here Monday, defeating Kazakhstan 81-60 in a qualifying round Group B encounter at the...
Read more on Sport Balla