Roche returns to Giro d'Italia aiming to banish bad memories of the race

Nicolas Roche (Team DSM)
Nicolas Roche (Team DSM) (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Experienced Irish allrounder Nicolas Roche's main aim at this year's Giro d'Italia will be to provide support for his Team DSM teammates leaders Romain Bardet and Jai Hindley. But if he can lay a few bad memories of his own about the Italian Grand Tour to rest in the process, then so much the better.

This year's Giro d'Italia is Roche's 24th Grand Tour of his career. But the last time he took part, in 2018, he had to quit on stage 15, in what was his first-ever abandon and one of only two since turning pro in 2005.

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