By Shane Stokes
Cofidis professional Nicolas Roche has expressed his satisfaction with his current fitness, saying that he is in good shape starting the build-up to the new season. "My form is better than at this point in previous years," the 22 year old Irishman said. "I haven't put on a kilo, my condition is good and my motivation is high."
The second-year pro will begin Cofidis' second training camp in St. Aygulf beside Nice this coming Monday. The team will train together for ten days, then travel together to Paris on January 19th for the team presentation the following day.
Roche is due to race in the Tour de Qatar (January 30th – February 3rd) and then the Tropheo Luis Puig in Spain on February 19th.