Roche Pens New Sunweb Deal

Roche Pens New Sunweb Deal

Team Sunweb have tied Nicholas Roche down to a new two-year deal following an impressive season for the Irishman. The 35-year-old rode well at the Tour de France earlier this year and more recently held the red leaders’ jersey at the Vuelta a Espana, prompting Sunweb to offer his a new deal.

Roche has duly accepted and is looking for to the next two years with the team. “I have really found my place here and I enjoy the role that I played in the team this year. It’s been great to share my experience with the younger guys and support in the Grand Tours,” he said.

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“The days in red at the Vuelta were really the highlight of my season and now with two more years confirmed with the team, I’m already really looking forward to the upcoming season.” The contract extension will take Roche to 37 years of age, and Sunweb believe his experience will be crucial.

“We’re really happy that Nicolas stays with the team for another two years. He’s one of the most experienced riders in the peloton, having ridden 22 Grand Tours throughout his career; an experience that is invaluable in helping the young riders in the team,” said Team Sunweb coach Marc Reef.

“He rode two very good Grand Tours, including three days in the red leader’s jersey at the Vuelta, and he was a reliable team player in stage races throughout the year. His desire and motivation will also be incredibly helpful in helping to coach and guide the younger riders within the team over the coming years.”

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