No surprises in road rider domination at UCI Gravel Worlds for Nicolas Roche

Nicholas Roche (Ireland) having an amazing time
Nicholas Roche (Ireland) having an amazing time (Image credit: Thomas Maheux/

Since retiring from the WorldTour in 2021, Nicolas Roche has turned his focus to gravel racing, a pursuit which on Sunday took the Irish rider to the UCI Gravel World Championships in Italy and his 30th rainbow jersey race across the cycling disciplines.

His goal was to enjoy the experience of testing himself against the best and, at the same time, grow the nascent discipline of gravel. “I had an amazing time,” Roche told reporters at the finish line.  

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Lyne Lamoureux

Lyne has been involved in professional cycling for more than 15 years in both news reporting and sports marketing. She founded Podium Insight in 2008, quickly becoming a trusted source for news of the North American professional cycling world. She was the first to successfully use social media to consistently provide timely and live race updates for all fans. She is proud to have covered men's and women's news equally during her tenure at the helm of the site. Her writing has appeared on Cyclingnews and other news sites. 

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