UL EAGLES can gain revenge for their National Cup defeat tomorrow night as they come face to face with Neptune once again.
But the Cork side, who sit in second place, four points behind their Limerick rivals, are not content with their Cup win and are hunting the double.
Coach Mark Scannell knows if they want to win the league, a win at the UL Arena is a must.
"This is a must-win game for us; if we lost this – I can't really see a way back," he said.
"I watched UL last week and they have bounced back from their loss in the Cup. They will be prepared."
Tonight, DCU Saints take on UCD Marian, while UCC Demons will be hoping their local rivals win against the leaders and can take advantage by beating Marian in their second game of the weekend.
In the Women's Superleague, DCU Mercy's meeting with Glanmire is the main event as both sides are behind UL Huskies in the run-in. Ulster Rockets take on WIT Wildcats, Meteors face Liffey Celtics and Killester host leaders Limerick.
Roche finished eighth on the 24km stage, 54 seconds behind Dutch stage winner Lars Boom; climber Martin also had a solid ride to finish 26th on the stage.
Roche's result is one of his best in time trials in recent years. "I've been trying to improve my time trialling for the past 10 years so it had to pay off sooner or later," he said.
The windy conditions gave a lot of riders trouble with Jacob Rathe of Martin's Garmin Sharp team being blown off his bike.
Although today's third stage has been cancelled due to a dispute between the race organisers and host city Marseille, Roche and Martin will be hoping to move up the GC when the race hits the mountains at the weekend.