Specialties and Strengths: Stage racing
Irish National Road Race and Time Trial champion Nicolas Roche joins BMC Racing Team in 2017, adding a wealth of stage racing and Grand Tour experience. The Irishman is one of the rare riders who can win at the highest level of racing and also work hard for his teammates when asked to.
Roche is a two-time stage winner at the Vuelta a Espana, a Grand Tour at which he placed fifth in 2013. A 12th place finish at the 2012 Tour de France and 6th at the 2010 Vuelta a Espana are testament to Roche’s Grand Tour consistency. In 2016, Roche came close to taking the honors at the Tour of Yorkshire and Abu Dhabi Tour, where solid rides saw him take second place overall at both races.
Roche is the first Irish rider to join the BMC Racing Team ranks.