Specialties and Strengths: Stage racing
Nicolas Roche is heading into his second year with BMC Racing Team and continues to bring a wealth of stage racing and Grand Tour experience to the team. The former Irish National Road Race and Time Trial champion 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 España, 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 España are a testament to Roche’s Grand Tour consistency.
At the end of the 2017 season, Roche secured his first podium finish at a UCI WorldTour stage race when he rode to third overall at the inaugural Gree - Tour of Guangxi. Roche has also come 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 in 2016.
|3rd||General Classification, Gree-Tour of Guangxi|
|3rd||Stage 4, Gree-Tour of Guangxi|
|4th||Overall, Giro dell’Emilia|
|10th||Stage 13, Vuelta a Espana|
|7th||Stage 3, Vuelta a Espana|
|1st||Stage 1 Team Time Trial (BMC Racing Team), Vuelta a Espana|
|10th||Overall, Classica Ciclista San Sebastian|
|6th||Stage 15, Tour de France|
|4th||Stage 8, Tour de France|
|4th||Road Race, Irish National Championships|
|2nd||Individual Time Trial, Irish National Championships|
|1st||Stage 1 Team Time Trial (BMC Racing Team), Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana|
No top 10 results this year.