Sunday 25 February 2018

'Crazy Ozzie wildlife' - Nicolas Roche returns to training after nasty spider bite

Declan Whooley

Declan Whooley

Team Sky rider Nicolas Roche has returned to training today after being bitten by a spider last week in Australia.

The Vuelta stage winner and Irish Independent columnist had been training on the Gold Coast in Australia when he was bitten by a spider and hospitalised as a result.

Roche, who is only recently back to training after his honeymoon, was off the bike for four days as a result.

He posted a picture of the bite on his Twitter account.

“For those who were curious about what the bite looked like, my arm a couple of days ago. Crazy Ozzie wildlife!”

The 31-year-old, who played a leading role as a "minder" when his Sky team mate Chris Froome won this year's Tour de France title, tied the knot with Spanish beauty Deborah Robles in October.

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