Roche turns up the heat in Arctic Race
Nicolas Roche was prominent on the second stage of the Arctic Race of Norway yesterday, being part of a small group which raced for the stage win into Kjøllefjord.
Quickest to the line was the American rider Colin Joyce (Rally Cycling), who beat the Dutchman Dennis van Winden (Israel Cycling Academy) and nine others. Nicolas Roche had BMC Racing team-mate Danilo Wyss in the move; Wyss was fourth, while Roche rolled in tenth.
Roche is eighth overall, 33 seconds behind the race leader Sergei Chernetski (Astana) as he seeks to secure a place on the BMC team for the Vuelta a Espana which starts next week.