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Roche to make it 10 on Tour


Nicolas Roche

Nicolas Roche

Nicolas Roche

Nicolas Roche has been named in the Team Sunweb line-up for the Tour de France which is due to take place on the revised date of August 29, starting in the city of Nice.

It will be Roche's 10th Tour since making his debut in 'La Grande Boucle' in his home town of Monte Carlo in 2009.

Before the French showpiece, Roche, and the riders picked for the Tour team, will ride the Strade Bianche, Milano-Sanremo and Dauphine. Roche has been selected alongside Soren Kragh Andersen, Nikias Arndt, Tiesj Benoot, Cees Bol, Marc Hirschi, Joris Nieuwenhuis and Jasha Sütterlin.

Meanwhile, the Dublin leg of the UCI Cyclocross World Cup series has been dropped for 2020 after Flanders Classics announced a revised calendar.

The organisers said the Dublin leg, due to take place in October 18, has been "moved" to the 2021-'22 season. The race calendar has been reduced from 14 to 11 events, with Waterloo, (USA) and Antwerp (Belgium) also dropped. The original date would have seen the Dublin event clash with revised dates for the Giro d'Italia and Tour of Flanders.

Irish Independent