Wednesday September 30, 2020

Pacy ride limps to a surprising finish

Born To Ride by Stephen Roche. Yellow Jersey Press, €15. Reviewed by Dick O'Brien.

30th June, 2012
Stephen Roche winning the Tour de France in 1987: he won the Giro d'Italia and the World Championships in the same year. Photo: AP

Born To Ride by Stephen Roche


Although he'd already won the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia that year, Stephen Roche wasn't considered one of the favourites when he lined out at the start of the World Championships on September 6, 1987. However, Roche had seen an opportunity. Rain had begun to fall and the circuit was more difficult than most people believed. Although still assuming that he would most likely end up working...

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