Nicolas Roche: It seems a bit sudden for teams to cut salaries

Nicolas Roche (Sunweb) wore the red jersey at the 2019 Vuelta a Espana before breaking his kneecap in a crash on stage 6.
Nicolas Roche (Sunweb) wore the red jersey at the 2019 Vuelta a Espana before breaking his kneecap in a crash on stage 6. (Image credit: Getty Images)

Now in his sixteenth season in the peloton, Nicolas Roche (Sunweb) makes his Tour of Flanders debut on Sunday – in a computer simulation aboard a home trainer on the balcony of his apartment in Monaco. Cycling in the time of coronavirus.

The Irishman is one of thirteen riders competing in the 'Tour of Flanders: Lockdown Edition,' an event that will see him compete with men like Remco Evenepoel, Wout van Aert and Sunweb teammate Michael Matthews in an online replica of the final 32km of the race.

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