Roche back in saddle after spider bite
Nicolas Roche returned to training in Australia yesterday, having been hospitalised after being bitten by a spider on his right arm.
The Vuelta stage winner and Irish Independent columnist was bitten while training out on his bike in the Gold Coast. Roche - only recently back in training after his honeymoon - was out of action for four days as a result.
He posted a picture of the bite on his Twitter account, adding: "For those who were curious about what the bite looked like, my arm a couple of days ago. Crazy Aussie wildlife!"