Homesick Roche builds on post-Tour form in France

Nicolas Roche (AG2R La Mondiale)

Nicolas Roche (AG2R La Mondiale) (Image credit: Sirotti)

Nicolas Roche will wear the jersey of the Irish national champion at today’s Grand Prix Ouest-France, although he admitted to a level of dissapointment that the ProTour event had seen him miss out on his home race, the Tour of Ireland. However, with his French squad, AG2R-La Mondiale, expected to make an impression in one of France’s biggest one-day races and satisfy another ProTour commitment at the Eneco Tour, there was no prospect of one of it’s leading riders being released to his national team.

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