Nicholas Roche column on Vuelta

by Blackhound   September 6, 2010  

Nico has been writing in the irish Independent daily on his vuelta. I picked up a couple of copies last week and found them a good insight into his race.

Anyway, I have just found the latest on line here:

If you have a few minutes it is worth a read, and catch up with Ireland's match with Andorra while you are it!

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cheers for that...

Is anyone else annoyed by how the commentators call him 'Nico' all the time?

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posted by jimmythecuckoo [1348 posts]
7th September 2010 - 8:59


jimmythecuckoo wrote:
cheers for that...

Is anyone else annoyed by how the commentators call him 'Nico' all the time?

Not as annoyed as he must be with people sticking an 'h' in his first name all the time Wink

Don't forget he has a French mother and split his boyhood between France and Ireland, initially electing to race for France before making the switch.

The French use 'Nico' like we use 'Nick,' and his cousin Dan Martin is on record calling him 'Nico.'

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [9506 posts]
8th September 2010 - 10:22


Yes, in interviews, he has implied that his Dad calls him 'Nico'. I assume therefore, that all his family and friends call him 'Nico'.

posted by Speedy1319 [24 posts]
8th September 2010 - 17:55


thanks for the link - its a good read

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posted by TheHatter [811 posts]
8th September 2010 - 21:06


having read it every day now, its a great column, he writes very well

posted by SPAM Naval [147 posts]
17th September 2010 - 17:30


It is a great read - seeing the perspective of someone near the top of the GC.

Has the support of his team and gained a place back today.

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posted by Blackhound [466 posts]
17th September 2010 - 22:32