The Irishman has been drafted in to provide cover and support for Chris Froome at this year’s Tour de France but with a Grand Tour pedigree of his own, Roche will also be looking for his own successes on the road in 2015.
At the Team Sky’s recent training camp in Mallorca, the Team Sky mechanics were busy putting the finishing touches to Roche's Pinarello Dogma F8, the team’s staple road machine for the new season. Cyclingnews has exclusive first-look photos of the rider’s bike.
Riche rides a 53cm frameset and the bike is equipped with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 electronic transmission, Shimano Dura-Ace C50 wheels and Veloflex tubulars, Shimano's Pro bars and stem, a fizik's saddle, a Stages power metre and a Garmin computer.
Roche spent several days riding with Chris Froome at the Team Sky’s training camp and will make his 2015 season debut along side his team leader at the Ruta del Sol in Southern Spain (February 18-22).
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Daniel Benson is the Editor in Chief at both Cyclingnews.com and BikePerfect.com. Based in the UK, he has worked within cycling for almost 15 years, and he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he has reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he runs the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.
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