Nicolas Roche: “I must show my form in the Arctic Race. I hope can ride the Vuelta as I believe I’m ready for a top performance there.”  Photograph:  Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Nicolas Roche has had a difficult few months with quiet performances for much of the year plus withdrawals from the Giro d’Italia and the recent Tour (...)

Dan Martin in the Tour de France this year: cyclist has left the QuickStep Floors squad he competed with for the past two years, and joined  UAE Team Emirates. Photograph:  Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

While the start of the 2018 racing season is still over a month away, Irish riders are building their form and will shortly embark on intensive traini(...)

BMC Racing Team rider Nicolas Roche finished 53rd in Thursday’s stage two of  the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana in Spain

Nicolas Roche has said that he still has room to improve in terms of his form, but made a successful debut with his new BMC Racing Team this week. (...)

Irish road bicycle racer  Nicolas Roche:  “I think BMC Racing Team is suited perfectly to me at this time in my career.” Photograph:   Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images

Having moved from Sky to the BMC Racing Team, Nicolas Roche has spoken with enthusiasm about the move and said that he believes he will have greater (...)