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Weather hampers Roche's Tour de Romandie TT as Zabriskie triumphs
A change in weather conditions hampered Nicolas Roche’s Tour de Romandie time trial where he was 2’17” off the winning time of American David Zabriskie who clocked 27’57” over the 20.1 kilometre course.
Roche’s sprint to 14th signals return to form at Tour de Romandie
Nicolas Roche showed a marked return to form on stage three of the Tour de Romandie finishing 14th behind Alexandre Vinokourov who claimed victory in Neuchatel from a late three man break.
Roche slips as Cunego triumphs at Tour de Romandie
Nicolas Roche had another frustrating day on stage two of the Tour de Romandie losing 1’42” over the closing kilometres as the Lampre-ISD team pulled out the stops to deliver Damiano Cuengo to a stage win in Romont.
Roche drops time on Tour de Romandie stage to Leysin
An unforgiving day in the mountains cost Nicolas Roche 5’31” on the first road stage of the Tour de Romandie won by Pavel Brutt (Katusha) who also became the new race leader after a solo win in Leysin.
Nicolas Roche 28th in Tour de Romandie prologue
Nicolas Roche has got his Tour de Romandie off to a good start conceding little time to the other favourites in the 3.5 kilometre Martigny prologue where Jonathan Castroviejo (Euskaltel-Euskadi) emerged as the surprise winner.
Philippe Gilbert completes Ardennes treble as Irish riders struggle
Philippe Gilbert was crowned as the new king of the classics when he romped to victory in Liege-Bastogne-Liege to complete the remarkable feat of winning all three Ardennes classics on what proved to be a tough day for the Irish riders in the race.
Philip Deignan (Radioshack) intent on making an impact at Liege-Bastogne-Liege
Philip Deignan is expecting a tough finish to Sunday’s Liege-Bastogne-Liege where he is confident of making an impact if his legs hold strong over the ten climbs which make up the back-end of the Ardennes classic.
Deignan 23rd at Fleche Wallonne as Martin and Roche crash out
Philip Deignan has rekindled his form of old having finished 23rd in Fleche Wallonne as compatriots Dan Martin and Nicolas Roche counted the cost of having crashed out of the race won by Philippe Gilbert.
Dan Martin poised to deliver result at 2011 La Fleche Wallonne
The Garmin-Cervelo team is looking to Dan Martin to revive its fortunes at the Ardennes classics with Wednesday’s La Fleche Wallonne well suited to the Irishman who has arrived in Belgium with the form and know-how to win the race.
Gilbert wins Amstel Gold Race as Irish riders come up short
Philippe Gilbert reaffirmed his status as one of the greatest classics riders of his generation with a commanding win at the Amstel Gold Race where Philip Deignan finished 44th as the best-placed Irish rider 2'28 down.
Nicolas Roche realistic about Ardennes campaign
Nicolas Roche is unsure about the depth of his form heading into this week’s Ardennes classics but his motivation and ambition for what he can achieve in the three races remains undiminished.

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