21 July 2009

Son of a Roche

THIS IS NICHOLAS Roche, son of former Tour de France winner Stephen Roche and current rider for Team AG2R. Stephen married a French woman so Nicholas grew up and became a professional cyclist he had to choose whether to ride for Ireland or France. He chose Ireland, it appears, since he is wearing the jersey of the Irish champion. But I mention him because he grew up in Cannes and -- according to my colleages -- attended the C.I.V., the school where I now teach. I haven't confirmed this (nor do I intend to), but the story is just better it if was indeed Nicholas, so I'm sticking with that. (Thanks to Les for snapping the photo).

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

what an achievement if he won a tour like his father before him!